Narrative-Style music video for "O Moon", written and performed by Austin (TX) native, Natalie Jane Hill.
The depth of feeling in Natalie's voice blew me away the first time I heard it. After hearing "O Moon", I was immediately inspired to create a video companion piece. Some may only hear a song sung to the moon, but I heard a longing for a potential lost love.
Carpathian Spruce recorded their first album in December 2016, and I had the pleasure of being there for several of what would become the final album recordings. Some truly talented folks (and personal friends), Carpathian Spruce play Balkan, gypsy, and klezmer tunes. Here they perform "Sherele", a classic klezmer dance song.
The incomparable Josh Cohen. A master of his unique bass stylings, precision like no other. An honor to have him visit and to record with him. He's also one of the kindest souls I've ever met. Recorded in Summer 2016, on a day when happy souls were frolicking about.
The Tumblings Wheels have some of the most delightful sounding harmonies to ever hit my ears.
Summer had drawn to a close, and fall was beginning to set in, when these folks arrived at Snaggy Mountain (Burnsville, NC). It was a windy day, but we went ahead with the recording, and I'm so glad we did.
Allegra Krieger has a dichotomy like none I've ever met. The second she begins singing, it is like an ancient soul is released from within her. But talk to her in her everyday life, and she can barely take herself seriously for more than a second. The best of both worlds.