Young God signs Larkin Grimm – label debut in progress

The fabulous itinerant  mountain woman / prodigy Larkin Grimm has signed to Young God Records (who’s previous discoveries include Akron/Family, Devendra Banhart and Fire on Fire). The album is in progress and will be finished end of May. It will be released September ’08. It’s produced by Young God Records head Michael Gira and Larkin Grimm.

Recordings were done at Old Soul Studio in Catskill NY, engineered by Kenny Siegal (of Johnny Society) in his late 18th century spirit-soaked, well-appointed mansion. In addition to singing and writing the songs Larkin played acoustic guitar (she’s developed into an expert finger-picker) banjo, decrepit casio, Chinese harp, and mountain dulcimer. Guest musicians include Young God artists Fire On Fire (Colleen Kinsella, Caleb Mulkerin, Micah Smalldone and Chriss Sutherland). They played a variety of instruments – dbl bass, banjo, accordion, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, percussion, and also donated a hefty slather of their patented backwoods vocal harmonies. Additional contributors include Jordan Voelker (viola) and Brian
Carpenter (trumpet) of Beat Circus, Eszter Balint (violin), Phil Puleo (hammer dulcimer), Steve Moses (trombone), Gwen Snyder (piano, vibraphone, glockenspiel vocals ), Kenny Siegal  electric guitar and other assorted instruments), Siobhan Duffy Gira (vocals) and Jason LaFarge (electric guitar)… Additional recording was done at Seizure’s Palace of Brooklyn, engineered by Jason LaFarge and the album is being mixed at Trout Recording, Brooklyn by Bryce Goggin.

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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