Louisville Accord Collaboration

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ARTICLE FROM 91.9 WFPK RADIO LOUISVILLE

The Louisville Accord is a compilation CD of 10 songs produced by Goldsmith Studios. Each track consists of a communion of song by two Louisville musicians that have never before written together, producing a completely original piece of audio art.

Featured pairings of The Louisville Accord include: Louisville Orchestra Conductor Teddy Abrams with ten time international bluegrass fiddle champion Michael Cleveland; Emerging leader in Arts recipient Jecorey (1200) Arthur with traditional bluegrass artist Steve Cooley; Americana folk artist Mark Charles Heidinger (Vandaveer) with Chris Austin songwriter winner for best bluegrass song, Merlefest 2016 Aaron Biblehauser (Relic and Bibelhauser Bros.); female blues artist Sydney Sleadd with Cajun inspired multi-instrumentalist Mike Hood; female progressive rocker Kendra Villiger and multi- instrumentalist Bryce Gill (Tunesmiths), local blues legend Tyrone Cotton with Americana artist Nick Dittmeier (Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters); Nationally acclaimed Indie Folk experimentalist Cheyenne Marie Mize (Maiden Radio) with Americana soul artist Justin Paul Lewis; Folk artist Tory Fisher with classical/Jazz artist Carly Johnson; Funk/Soul artist JD Green (The Afrophysicists) with Indie multi- instrumentalist Alex Wright; and progressive rocker Danny Flannigan with Appalachian Folk artist Alanna Fugate.

These 10 original compositions incorporate the fusing of several music genres – from progressive rock and traditional bluegrass, to experimental indie, Appalachian Folk, Funk/Soul, classical Jazz, and Blues – all found within the diverse Louisville music scene. Everyone involved donated their time and talents to the Louisville Accord project in support of local arts. Therefore, each $10 ticket sale from the event will go directly to benefit Strive – a registered local arts and wellness education based non-profit.

For more information and a behind the scenes look on the Louisville Accord project, visit https://www.facebook.com/louisvilleaccord/”

 

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My Thoughts:

This project was probably one of the most terrifying but rewarding experiences. We basically had a four hour session to meet, write, and record an entire original song with a person we didn’t know. We were closed in a room together with cameras where CJ and Charity were watching us, and would occasionally come inside to take some photos and check on our progress. I would’ve called it the Louisville Accord Songwriting Challenge, personally 🙂 Because it was definitely that! But sure enough, Bryce and I came up with a song and we are pretty happy with it! Tune in to 100.9FM WHCQ and listen for it! It’s in their rotation!

 

KV