Michael Landau ( Acoustic Guitar); Karen Landau (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)
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2013 release from brilliant guitarist Michael Landau on acoustic guitar and his wife Karen Landau also on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its simply amazing to see Michael's palette of tasteful guitar playing over beautiful ethereal and haunting songs written by Karen. Music at its honest best. Much recommended.
Karen Landau, aka "Hazey Jane", was born and raised in East Tennessee. The daughter of a nuclear physicist and environmental toxicologist, Karen took a much different path after being deeply affected by the music she was brought up on: classical, folk, bluegrass, country and rock-n-roll. An accomplished guitarist and mesmerizing vocalist, she is joined by her partner Michael Landau, a world class guitar player who has recorded and performed with James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King and Pink Floyd to name a few.
Their newest album, "East Virginia and Other Folk Tales", is a collection of songs from the Appalachian mountains, many of which originated in England, Scotland and Ireland hundreds of years ago. These are songs she heard as a child and wanted to make sure the children of today get a chance to hear the beautiful tales of love, love lost and tragic circumstances.
This recording features Karen and Michael on acoustic guitars with Karen singing the stories. It is sparse and simple by design and rich in luscious sound with haunting melodies. Recorded and mixed to analog tape with no over-dubs, the natural room sound and intimacy of the recording make for a truly unique listening experience.
We are very pleased to offer this recording on 180-gram vinyl - as the good
Lord intended music to be heard... Enjoy!