For Immediate Release
July 14, 2013
Song In An Hour CD Release Party
On Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 PM at the Camel (1621 W. Broad Street) in Richmond, Virginia a local music compilation will be released called “Song In An Hour." The twelve new original tunes will be performed by several dozen top local musicians, and Brooke Saunders explains.
“I had been getting questions over the years about a fourth local music compilation, and I was interested, but only if we could do something different this time. Instead of getting finished tracks, I created a process to write brand new songs and record them mostly live. It will also be more rock and roll, compared to the acoustic Floating Folk Festival CDs.”
The songs were written in the first half of the 2013, and instead of one person writing it all, each song was created by a team of three; a singer, a tunesmith, and a lyricist.
Lyrics are selected in advance and a session booked. The tunesmith arrives and sees the words for the first time, and creates a new song in thirty to forty minutes. He or she is then joined by the singer, and they finish a demo of the song to be perfected by the September recording date. In other cases, the lyricist, singer and the tunesmith collaborate on the song.
All twelve songs will be recorded live in one day, with additional editing and accompaniment added in the weeks following. A limited run CD will be issued Nov 9th, with the tracks available online. The songs will generally be performed in the same order, in the manner of a concept album or musical. Shows are videotaped, with highlights to be posted later.
Some of the people involved include Paul Magill Smith, Harry Gore, Wendy Pace, Tina Haney, Rolfe Trimble, Aric Mueller, Roger Koller, Jamil, Matt Manion, Pam McCarthy, Michael James, Margaret Fleischman, Manko Eponymous, Wiley Long, Greg Weatherford, Eileen Edmonds, Jessica Salamonsky, Norman Nortledorf, Steve Utt, Andrew Trongone, Steve Fisher, Chuck Kerwath, Elana O'Neill, Matt Manion, Tabb Justis, Chris Branch, Mark Szafranski, Paolo Franco, Cesca Waterfield, Greg Harrup, and Isaac Friend.