Friday, July 12, 2019

Recording: Fiver

Artist: Fiver

Songs: Sick Gladiola + It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You) [Johnny Paycheck cover]

Recorded at Workman Arts, April 20, 2019.

Fiver - Sick Gladiola

Fiver - It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You)

Previewing the next phase of her Fiver project, Simone Schmidt unveiled both some new songs (although a few of the "new" tunes have been kickin' around for a little while) and a new set of collaborators, basically bringing in Special Costello's Jeremy Costello, Nick Dourado, and Bianca Palmer. This is a backing band where any of the members have the skills and charisma to grab the spotlight (and Costello, indeed, got a vocal spotlight of his own with the Johnny Paycheck song heard here) and slip seamlessly from smooth countrypolitan to wall-of-sound ballads to funky rolls. Although geographically separated, expect more to come from this new alignment.

[Meanwhile, Schmidt will be revisiting her Audible Songs from Rockwood material in a theatre-friendly format at the upcoming SummerWorks Festival. There will be five shows between August 10th and 18th, with tickets going on sale next week.]

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