April Verch in the studio, and online

Fiddler and vocalist April Verch has been in the studio this past two weeks, working on a new project expected in April of 2013.

She and her band (Cody Walters on bass and banjo, and Hayes Griffin on guitar), have been tracking with Chris Rosser, at Hollow Reed Studio in Asheville, NC and have 20 pieces in various stages of completion.

April was especially excited about two special guests who recorded with them last week. Banjo superstar Sammy Shelor made the trek to Asheville and cut two bluegrass tracks and an old-time instrumental medley.

Then Verch and the boys traveled to Nashville to record a pair of vocal duets with one of our living legends, Mac Wiseman. In the session, Mac joined April on a new song of hers, The Only One, and the Charlie Moore classic, My Home in the Sky.

We were quite fond of her 2009 release, Steal The Blue, and look forward to hearing this next as well.


Verch fans have a unique opportunity tomorrow evening (11/8), when she invites 100 of her closest friends – that’s you guys – to join her in the studio for a special online broadcast, in collaboration with D’Addario.

She, Cody and Hayes will perform for 30 minutes, followed by another 20 minutes of Q&A, a studio walkthrough, and a sneak peek at one of the songs from the album.

This will be a pay-per-view event, with a suggested $5 donation. April says that it’s a “pay what you want” admission fee (more is great, less is fine), and hopes folks will spend an hour with them tomorrow evening at 9:00 p.m. (EST).

“Grab a drink, a solid WiFi connection, and your instrument (for those tuning questions and to jam along).

Please come enjoy some rootsy music with us from the comfort of your home.”

Full details, ticket purchase and online viewing can be found online.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.