Irish singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power was born in London to a big Irish family, then moved to Ireland (Galway) when she was twelve years old. In addition to the guitar, she plays accordion, baritone ukulele, piano and harmonium; creating hauntingly dreamlike soundscapes. She has toured throughout Ireland, UK and the US supporting renowned acts such as Lee Ranaldo, Richard Dawson, Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick and Ryley Walker.
The seeds were sewn for the forthcoming self-titled release - and Tompkins Square debut - after playing a string of UK & Irish shows with esteemed American songwriter and musician Peter Broderick during May 2015. Peter invited Brigid to record a batch of new songs in his Portland home studio, The Sparkle, along the Oregon coast. The Irish musician finished writing this collection of songs in June '15 just before the recording sessions would take place in the early summer. The new record boasts an impeccable sound quality in which Power's mesmerizing voice lies in the forefront of the mix. "I craved having my voice sound larger but more intimate," Brigid explains. It is abundantly clear upon encountering Power's newest work that there is a newfound confidence permeating throughout the songs, augmented by Broderick's intuitive musical direction, which in turn helped the songs evolve. All songs were written by Brigid Mae Power, performed by Brigid and Peter Broderick and recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Broderick at the Sparkle.
Brigid Mae Power's stunningly beautiful new solo full-length is an album drenched in reverb-soaked emotion and lament. Enchantingly performed and produced, the record showcases a songwriter of immense talent in a soundscape that naturally merges itself to Brigid Power's engulfing sound. The magic lies in the songwriter's expression of raw emotion, in all its delicate beauty. Themes include transformation, change, motherhood, acceptance, strength, courage and trust. In the words of Power, the album is about "trusting if you lose yourself or your way -- you can come back."
Mosses emerged from the heart and mind of Ryan Jewell as a solo outlet for the songs and experiments he was writing that didn’t quite fit with his existing projects. Now active as the duo of Danette Bordenkircher and Ryan Jewell, the sound is eclectic with heavy elements of folk, psych, free jazz, rock and roll, and modal improvisation that are played on 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, organs, synthesizers, dulcimers, drums, tabla and voice.
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