Introducing our baby girl, whom we waited years to hold. We are so grateful this beautiful soul has joined our family. She is the sweetest angel and, thankfully, mostly sleeping through the night most nights already, so we've been able to muster the energy to turn toward our other baby--our second album--in the evenings when she's asleep. We are heading back into the studio next month to complete some finishing touches before the mixing and mastering process. Onward!
A big thank you to The Bluegrass Situation for premiering our new music video, "Iodine", directed by filmmaker S. Cagney Gentry, featuring dancer Dominica Greene. Follow link.
From the article:
"I wrote the song 'Iodine' after Michael Brown was shot. Sitting at home with my own son, safely witnessing these events from afar, I felt that remaining silent made me complicit in his death. Holding my son tightly, while thinking of the loss his mother was experiencing, felt like an injustice in itself. I wrote the song to honor the strength of all mothers who lose their children to violence.
"For the music video, we asked dancer Dominica Greene to represent the deconstruction of the day-to-day motions for a mother who has lost a child. Filmmaker S. Cagney Gentry wanted to reflect her going through these rituals she had with her son, and the grief and loneliness left in his place. We all saw this as something to unify us. No matter the circumstances of who is to blame, who did wrong, or the politics we play into it, there is a mother who, for the rest of her life, must bear what her son might have been, day after day." -- Cashavelly Morrison
Well, we did it! Our second album is in the works after 7 recording days at Echo Mountain Studio with sound engineer Evan Bradford. We had our little boy with us, who is our hero. Twelve hour days in a recording studio aren't easy for a little guy, but we had help from two wonderful babysitters, and we spoiled him with some fun goodies and treats. Thank you to Katrina Pfitzner, Luke Payne, Daniel Seriff, John Ray, and Aaron Bachelder for helping us get ready for this recording, and thank you to Evan, Daniel Faust, Zack Page, and Matthew Smith for bringing your best to this album. We are floored by your passion, and so excited about this record. Thank you for being a part of it.
We are so excited to receive the Independent Music Award for Best Alt Country album. It has been a big boost of love and encouragement as we get ready to record our second album. Thank you to the Independent Music Awards and all our fans for this honor.
Thank you to all who came out to hear us in November! You helped us hone our second album in the works, and it was especially powerful being with you all in Winston-Salem at The Garage the night after the election. The cathartic energy in the room brought us together in what felt like the beginning of new era of uncertainty. We found the light in the darkness because of you, and will continue to carry it in honor and protection of anyone whose rights will become threatened by the policies of this new administration. Bless you all, and once we get adjusted to our new baby girl on the way, we will be on tour again.
"...she combines the agony of loss with her deeply held values to create an Americana classic that oozes with the blood of her Southern heritage."
Deep in the bowels of a coal-mining town in West Virginia, a young girl named Melissa knew she was destined for a life on the stage. Her first taste of performance art was at the age of three when she began her career in ballet which spanned for two decades until a spinal injury ended her dancing days. Though she would no longer feel the pinch of pointe shoes on the Marley floor, her days on the stage were far from over...
"...a remarkable pearl."
"Morrison's voice is nothing less than captivating, and her light touch avoids the maudlin while sending chills up your spine. The Kingdom Belongs to a Child is beautiful, probably one of the most thoughtful, delicate, and elegant albums I've written about here. You owe it to yourself to give it a spin."