New Whirled Order

there was a new Red House recording project. Musicians came together, some old friends, some newly met, and the journey began. The songs took shape, changed, and changed again as they were explored and listened to, altered and tweaked. It was a humbling and breathtaking experience.

This particular journey was my favorite one yet, for the music created by the gifted generous players and engineers in deep collaboration, and for the laughter and love that suffused every moment in the studio. It was a healing time.

I offer this collection in memory of my mom, Jane Schmidt, who was my fiercest fan and very present on this journey. Soon after she died, a friend sent this quote from Kahlil Gibran to my sad self: "When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Indeed.

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Claudia Schmidt: Vocals, 12 string guitar, mountain dulcimer
Dean Magraw: Acoustic and electric guitars
Richard Gates: Electric Bass
Tim Griffin: Drums
Chris Haynes: Piano and accordion
Betsy Doriss: Obo
Sally Rogers, Howie Bursen, Jeff Davis: Vocals on "Jane's A-Round"

Produced by Claudia Schmidt, Dean Magraw, and Mark Thayer
Recorded at Signature Sounds, Pomfret Center, CT
Engineered and mixed by Mark Thayer
Mastered by David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Cover painting by Joan Richmond Gallagher
Photography by Larry Marcus
Art Direction by Eric Peltoniemi
(Thanks to Eric and Rosa for letting us frolic in their beautiful gardens.) All songs by Claudia Schmidt (© 2014 Pragmavision Music, BMI) except "Dawn Star" - music by Dean Magraw (© Dean Magraw Musix, ASCAP), words by Claudia Schmidt (© 2014 Pragmavision Music, BMI); and "sometime Ago" - music by Sergio Mihanovich (© Second Floor Music, BMI), words by Claudia Schmidt (© 2014 Pragmavision Music, BMI)