It's official! Longtime collaborators Rose Vaughan & Cathy Porter, known for their distinctive and instantly recognizable sound, have once again combined their remarkable talent and integrity in a brand new album, Gardener of the Moon. Building on their signature sound from their days in the Rose Vaughan Trio (1990-2004), Gardener of the Moon is bold in direction, yet delicate, lyrical & timeless, presenting eleven newly-minted songs, three remixed favourites from their archives, and a stirring new version of a perennial fan favourite, Stone & Sand (originally recorded as Stone and Sand by the Rose Vaughan Trio, Fire in the Snow, 1993).
Gardener of the Moon features a dozen of the east coast's most-celebrated musicians as guests, including Gina Burgess (violin), Darren McMullen (mandolin & whistles), and John Spearns (cello), with special vocal contributions from Mary Jane Lamond, Rose Cousins, Dave Gunning, and Bill & Joel Plaskett. The album was recorded @ The Hatch with Benn Ross, edited (with additional recording) @ Hoser HiFi with John Parker, and mixed/mastered with Christopher Mitchell @ Halifax Motion Picture Sound & Music.
My percussion videos are coming! Can't wait to share 'em. Chris Mitchell of Halifax Motion Picture Sound worked his magic on the sound...
Congrats to Erin Costelo for her ECMA win at this year's East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, NB, for R&B/Soul recording of the year! Cathy joined Erin on percussion and backing vocals for her showcase following the award presentation.
Earlier this year, Cathy joined Dave Carroll of United Breaks Guitars to record accordion and a plethora of percussion on two new songs.
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presents its first release, Collection in a Cup,
featuring lyrics by Martha Laugher,
set to music, melodies and arrangements by Cathy Porter.
Ranging from hillbilly rap, blues, jazz, folk and gospel, to a Tin Pan Alley soft shoe,
Collection in a Cup includes performances by:
Cathy Porter, Al Tuck, Erin Costelo, Benn Ross,
Wendy MacIsaac, Rachel MacLean, Rachael Henderson,
Seph Peters, John Spearns, and more!