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
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..
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/
When I first met Sarah, it was through a mutual friend and beer brewing buddies, Buzze and Lisa. We spoke a bit about music, and became friends. The Turnips had been in production for their first record and it was nearly completed. Intending to save the high harmony tracks for our dear friend, and original Turnip Cathy Keating now living in NoCal. Cathy wasn’t quite able to get out early on, so being the prudent Turnips that we are, went in search of people who could track those harmonies for us. Sarah volunteered and cut all the harmonies in two and a half hours. Quite a feat. We’ve been gigging and record ing with Sarah ever since! And now here she is, with her own record of her original music. It’s great stuff and it was a real pleasure to work with her on this!
Wake has 12 tracks, of which all lyrics are written by Matt Baldwin, lead vocalist and guitarist, and all music written by Matt Baldwin, Colin Kowalewski (vocals, mandolin, banjo, and guitar), and Ryann Lynch (vocals and violin). Johnny Calamari joins HogMaw on upright bass and vocals.
This 45-minute experience begins with a “Morning” frolic—it’s airy and uplifting even though the lyrics tell a story of escape from sorrow: “I don’t feel much like cryin’. I just know that I will soon but I don’t care…” The pace picks up with “Sweet Eyes” and continues into “More of the Good Times” both with comfy, blended vocal harmonies—the latter displays intricate violin and mandolin solos that may force your hand to the replay the track.
Read more on Tri State Indie: http://www.tristateindie.com/album-review-wake-by-hogmaw/