The Quarantine Chronicles

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!

We have a special offering this week! We took a little field trip to New Jersey to visit a bona fide fallout shelter ☢️courtesy of string-master musician David Mansfield for his new live music series “The Fallout Shelter”! This Facebook Live session was recorded by Dae Bennett. Be sure to wait for the bonus track at the end where we sing the old English folk tune “Lass of the Low Country”, live in the actual Fallout ShelterScroll to the bottom of the page to see a round up of our previous QC songs 

The Quarantine Chronicles

The Quarantine Chronicles

The Quarantine Chronicles

Quarantine Chronicles Round Up

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". 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. On June 28th, we sang the classic song "All you need is love” by The Beatles to celebrate LGBTQ Pride 🏳️‍🌈. July's first QC song was "I'll Fly Away" a song that both Fiona and Liz have sung together and apart, on both happy and sad occasions. Somehow this song still brings comfort with the idea that there is a better world than this one, where we can meet again in joy and happiness. July 12th, we brought you a classic song from Australian band The Go-Betweens . "Streets of Your Town” might be one of their best known songs.  It was the first single from the classic 1988 album 16 Lovers Lane. "Am I Still Your Demon" was the selection from July 19th. This song was written by Liz Tormes. The album version features a wonderful trombone arrangement by J. Walter Hawkes, as well as the amazing Glenn Patshca on keys, but this version is how we've always played it live - with just 2 voices and 2 guitars.