Night Sounds Vol. 2
C15 cassette limited to only 65 copies.
U.S.A. old-time string-stompers Black Twig Pickers take listeners on an all-too-brief fiddle-and-banjo tour of some of their favorite places with "Night Sounds Vol. 2," a new, 15-minute cassette. Recorded early this year, "Night Sounds" starts with a chorus of spring frogs, an ongoing obsession with the Twigs and a signature sound around their Virginia-West Virginia homes. Over the next quarter-hour, the Twigs move through some of the sparse fiddle and banjo numbers that are regional traditions, offer an eerie fireside slide incantation, accompany passing trains (another usual sound around their homes) and bring listeners into the monthly dance they play at the Floyd Country Store, where a caller exhorts the crowd to "couple up four." Very literally a field recording, with most of the material recorded out of doors and all of it very much in the moment..
In hand made lino printed sleeves designed by Jake Blanchard.