A popular release for Sound Art Recordings was last year’s Happy Land – Musical Tributes to Laura Ingalls Wilder, which featured an overview of traditional string and folk music that figured in the various Wilder books. One of the touches of realism in the books was the author’s method of incorporating bits of songs she recalled from her childhood growing up on the American frontier territories in the mid-nineteenth century.
The books, of course, have delighted generations of youngsters and were the basis for the popular television series, Little House On The Prairie. We have heard from Sound Art’s Butch Baldassari that they have another Ingalls Wilder-inspired CD in the works, this time featuring all of the music mentioned in the first book.
Entitled, appropriately enough, Little House On The Prairie, this new project will contain a few tracks that are repeated from last year’s release, but will be primarily new recordings of these wonderful old melodies and lyrics. Baldassari will be a co-producer, and has already obtained commitments from Riders In The Sky, John Cowan, Elizabeth Cook, Pat Enright, Bob Carlin, Matt Combs and Mike Bub to be a part of the recording.
No release date announced at this point, but we will be sure to pass along details as they are announced.