new traditional music
Laurence’s new project is an acoustic quartet featuring Mark Warford, Sonam Targee and Laurie Hunt. Their CD was released April 5, 2010 and can be found at stores in Rochester and soon on CD Baby.
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Laurence Sugarman’s second recording “Space” features more funky fretless and unique slide banjo compositions as well a a bright, resonant 1920’s Fairbanks Tubaphone banjo. An intimate, poignant solo album of traditional and original compositions, it was recorded with microphones both close in and distant to give it the comfortable feel of music in the kitchen. Like the first album, “Old Magic,” “Space” was mastered by Grammy winner Charlie Pilzer so it sparkles with a crisp presence that puts you in the room with Doc Sugarman, something good to drink and nothing to do but relax and enjoy the music. One first listener said, “I have never listened to a record so many times...I nearly wore it out.” Inside the digipak reads these words: “Traditional music, folk music, working people’s music, has never been about the music. It’s about what the music does. This music finds us home. It roots us in place. It makes breathing room. It forms space.”
You can purchase your CD at www.cdbaby.com or at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza in Rochester.
Laurence Sugarman: banjos, vocals
After too many years in musical seclusion, Laurence Sugarman released a recording that bursts forth with passion and poignancy. “Old Magic” is truly new magic – featuring his intricate banjo work, heartful vocals, and a cadre of consummate musicians from the Rochester, New York area. This is not simply bluegrass nor roots, but it is a modern and refreshingly soothing collection of new and old traditional music.
To read Laurence’s notes about the CD, click on the button above. You can purchase your CD today at www.cdbaby.com or at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza in Rochester.
Laurence Sugarman: banjos, fiddles, vocals
Laurie Anne Hunt: bass and vocals
Dave Arenius: bass
Kinloch Nelson: guitar
Ed Marris: accordion, whistling
Mike Hoeschele: harmonica