Friends Of Fall from Crooked Still

Last week saw the release of Friends Of Fall from Crooked Still. It’s a short-form project, a 7-song EP, created in celebration of the eclectic string band’s 10th Anniversary.

The band spent three days this summer at Rotary Records studios in West Springfield, MA, with each band member taking responsibility for the arrangement and production of  one track. Hmmm…  that takes care of five songs, but there are 7 on the album. I guess we’ll have to see the final project to get the full scoop.

In something of a departure from their common practice of recording clever arrangements of vintage folk songs, Friends Of Fall includes covers of music from John Hartford, Paul Simon and the Beatles, plus a few band originals.

Here’s one to whet your appetite, a Lennon/McCartney classic.

We Can Work It Out Clip: [http://ss.rvtc.us/sites/default/files/samples/03 We Can Work It Out Clip.mp3]

Crooked Still is out on a 10th Anniversary tour now, culminating in a 2 night celebration at The Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA. More details online.

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  • Josh

    It is rather unfair for the band to release this enticing EP of songs and simultaneously announce a year’s break from touring.