Following and getting to know Michael, I have developed a strong respect for the adventurousness he brings to everything he does. He produced and engineered this project with Ernie Tokay, and they have created a lovely album with smart, inventive production that never gets busier or denser than absolutely necessary. I like it sparse.- Michael Tearson
Thanks to our Spider friend Chris Henderson for capturing this shot of Tin Bird Choir and Friends at Steel City Coffee during a show benefiting the Phoenixville Area Community Center (PACS).
What do you get when you cross a thundergrass band with a Grammy-winning musician, and a Spider Man? You get HogMaw‘s latest album—Ideal Proof, produced by Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, engineered and recorded by Ernie Tokay of Little Spiders Have Big Dreams Music Studio.
Read full review with videos, track samples, and photos on Tri State Indie: http://www.tristateindie.com/review-hogmaws-ideal-proof-featuring-grammy-winner-dom-flemons/. Get the album Ideal Proof on CDBaby or stream it on Spotify!
Get a taste of “Darlin’ Corey”:
Recorded at the Spider!
From the Album Release party 11.5.2013 at the Sellersville Theatre! So proud of HogMaw and Dom Flemons and to be part of that team! It’s a great record, sounds wonderful on vinyl! I love it!
There are stories, and there are stories. This one’s a good one. Friends in the business Jay Levin, and Jim Salamone, kicked in a few loaner mics and some great advise! Pulled it off right here. Lots of it live and some of it an epic work of editing. But, a journey with the leadership of none-other than Dom Flemons, American Songster. I can only hope we do more work together! He’s like a living history book and certainly a brilliant musical mind! Hogmaw ‘s musicianship shined and the Proof is in the Ideal..
I don’t always f**k with spiders, but when I do, it’s because these Little Spiders Have Big Dreams in the music business. I was hanging around the Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA and got caught up in a groovy web of talented musicians, playing their dreams on stage. The “webmaster” and spinner of musical dreams is none other than Ernie Tokay of the local folk rock band The Turnips, also the owner, producer, and engineer of Little Spiders Have Big Dreams Studio in Kimberton, PA. Ernie has just released an album (available on CDBaby) with samples from the various artists that are recording at his studio. One of the artists featured on this sample set with their song “Runaway” is thundergrass band, HogMaw, whose album Wake was released last summer.
Read more on Tri State Indie: http://www.tristateindie.com/little-spiders-have-big-dreams-steel-city-coffe/
Homesteady was produced by the amazing Kevin Killen! This is a really great record. Although I’ve produced a few songs with Tin Bird, we have an additional tracking credit on this one! This is really one of my favorite bands! Both to listen to and to work with!
Visit Kevin Killen’s website: http://www.kevinkillenmusic.com/