Our debut album, Dream of Me, was released on April 3rd, but because NYC was already in lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our CD release show at Rockwood Music Hall was canceled, along with several other appearances. So, we’ve had to get a little creative about promoting the album! Enter The Quarantine Chronicles! Each week we'll post a video that we’ve recorded remotely from our respective Brooklyn apartments. You may hear some street noise, some chirping birds, or a barking dog here or there. That’s all part of the charm of our new reality!
Our first offering was The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning", followed by one from Dream of Me,“Midnight Blues”, by the great Charlie Rich. Next up was the beautiful "To Love Somebody" by The Bee Gees. Then another from our album, E.C.Ball's haunting "Trials, Troubles, Tribulations". Our special Mother's Day tribute was Blondie's 1980 hit, "Call Me", followed by a week of feeling that things may never get back to "normal" so we covered the Bonnie Tyler hit, "It's a Heartache". As Memorial Day 2020 was marked by the inability to spend it with our loved ones, we covered Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone". Then we all bore witness to the video of the horrific murder of George Floyd. We were torn whether or not to post, but it felt right to sing the hymnal "When I Can Read My Titles Clear", written in 1707 by Isaac Watts and which we learned from mountain singer, Ola Belle Reed. Fiona wrote "Dark Days" as a direct response after witnessing the video of George Floyd's murder and the cry he made for his mama with his last breaths. June's second offering was a song to lift your spirits, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Crazy Arms", followed by Echo &The Bunnymen's dark-calm "Ocean Rain" from the eponymous album from 1984. The hurricane of powerful protest affecting change is here and we hope the calm of this song brings a chance to breathe, pause and get ready to keep on. This week we bring you a classic song by The Beatles to celebrate LGBTQ Pride 🏳️🌈"All you need is love”. Happy Pride!