Mostly recorded in Horsefly, BC, "Sweet Old Religion" is produced by Marc Jenkins, engineered by John Raham, mastered by Dan Weston, and features guests Marc on pedal steel, Patrick Metzger on bass, John Reischman on mandolin, Josh Rabie on fiddle, John Raham on drums, and a choir of family & friends.
This song is how our love for old roots music makes us feel — free to roam in a wide-open world full of possibilities, and also a little heartsick at times. It’s a love song to the cowboys working alone in the back country, the desert country, the open country, any country. We always imagined mandolin and bass on it with us, and John Reischman and Patrick Metzger came along on this gentle gallop through the rolling West.
About a hope for a future less cluttered by consumerism, and more enrobed in love and acceptance for one’s fellow humans, The Salesman was written after a summer of wildfires, friends talking about moving back to the land, and listening to The Band. It features the record's whole cast of beautiful guest musicians, The Salesman saw its national broadcast premiere via CBC Radio's q. Listen via SoundCloud or Youtube.
Sweet Old Religion single and video are out today! Check out the video. Preorder links are up. Get your CD, LP, digital or singles today. And get an instant download of the single when you preorder the album through iTunes.
We're so excited to get this record out to the world. More coming soon!!