Luther Dickinson komt weer met een Project “The Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon” met o.a. Amy Helm, Amy LaVere, Birds of Chicago, Sharde Thomas and The Como Mamas.
Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon “Solstice”
with guests Amy Helm, Birds of Chicago, Sharde Thomas, Amy LaVere, The Como Mamas and more
The stars aligned and the strawberry moon coincided with the 2016 summer solstice. Our recording session felt like a potluck dinner – a group of interesting new friends convened and marveled at what was brought to the table. Oh, a gut-string banjo and a clarinet? Check out this Mississippi bamboo cane fife and funky beats. Is it ok if I sing this harmony? Wow, listen to how our voices blend together.The music came together and flowed organically, as did the band name. The Sisters of the Strawberry Moon passed the mic, family style, backing each other up with sympathy and empathy, enjoying their new found chemistry. With instruments as ingredients and songs as recipes, the Sisters of the Strawberry Moon stirred up lovely new concoctions as well as fresh interpretations of family heirloom songs we hold dear. We believe music is a celebration of life and folk music an expression of community and family, and Solstice is an artifact of our new friendship and musical fellowship.
“The whole idea of this album was to introduce a bunch of friends and get them to collaborate with each other. I wanted to let the chemistry flow, to create an environment where everyone’s flavors naturally blended together and each artist could just be themselves,” explains Dickinson. “I think you can feel that freedom in the music. Most of the work was in getting the spark lit. It was sort of like throwing a party. Once you manage to get everybody together, you can just step back and let it all happen.”
Their first single “Like a Songbird That Has Fallen,” written by T Bone Burnett and Bob Neuwirth, and featuring classically Americana vocals from Amy Helm, instantly cues into the project’s folk-forward attitude and intention. Meanwhile, the backing vocals and softly twanged instrumentation to accompany Helm successfully capture the improvisational sentiments of recording live in the studio.
Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon – Solstice
Label: New West
Release date: 22 March 2019
1. Superlover featuring Birds of Chicago
2. Fly With Me featuring Sharde Thomas
3. Hallelujah (I’m a Dreamer) featuring Amy LaVere
4. Like A Songbird That Has Fallen featuring Amy Helm
5. Kathy featuring Birds of Chicago
6. Hold To His Hand featuring The Como Mamas
7. The Night Is Still Young featuring Amy LaVere
8. Sing To Me featuring Amy Helm
9. We Made It featuring Sharde Thomas
10. Cricket (At Night I Can Fly) featuring Amy LaVere
11. Til It’s Gone featuring Birds of Chicago
12. Search Me featuring The Como Mamas