Harvest" is voted
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big "Thank you!" to everyone who voted
Around The Bend" is a
"Top 40" Editor's Pick at CD Baby!
of the thousands of Bluegrass CDs available at CD
Baby, "Just Around The Bend" is
currently ranked No. 36 in the "Acoustic"
category, and No. 38 in the "Bluegrass"
by the music editors at CD Baby!
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Tracks From "Just Around The Bend"
Harvest is proud to announce that our debut release
"Just Around The Bend"
is now available
for download from iTunes and other online retailers.
if you have traded in your CD player (or record
player?) for an iPod, please click on
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Sheriff Session (Summer Edition)
on the fine tradition of presenting Roots music
in New York City,
the home of the Americana and Folk music revival,
Clarence Ferrari teamed up
with Sheriff Uncle Bob to present a special summer
of the "Sheriff Session" at the Baggot Inn.
of the finest talents in the New York City Roots
music community shared the stage
for a rollicking
evening of Bluegrass, Country and Comedy!
with Blue Harvest, the evening featured Vincent
Cross and Good Company, Cheatin'
(the Sheriff's new band), Citigrass,
and Lindy Loo as our master of
to say, it was a hoot and a half!
big "Thank You" to David Foster from the
and a special "Thank You" to Sheriff Uncle
Bob for all of his help and advice!
Harvest Returns To "The Moonshine Show"
The Storm King Art Center
was a banner day for Blue Harvest, marking our second
appearance on WKCR's
"The Moonshine Show"
and our second appearance at The Storm King Art
was the first radio station in New York City to
feature American Roots music in
their programming. "The Moonshine Show",
hosted by our friend Matt Winters,
continues this tradition with great Bluegrass
and Old-Time music along with frequent
appearances of live bands in the studio.
usual, Matt made us feel right at home as we performed
a few songs
and talked about our new CD.
that, it was time to hop in the car and drive up
to The Storm King Art Center,
a 500 acre sculpture garden in Mountainville, New
York, where an intrepid crowd
braved the heat for
yet another fine Blue Harvest performance.
big "Thank You" to Matt Winters from WKCR
and Helen Hydos from Storm King for having us!
Official Release of "Just Around The Bend"!
riding out a few bumps in the road, Blue Harvest
is proud to announce that our
debut album "Just
Around The Bend" is now available for sale
through CD Baby!
"Just Around The Bend" we have stayed
true to our motto of "telling the story of
music, while adding our own chapter to the story",
with three original songs
("Blue Harvest", "Coal Rabbit",
and "You're His To Keep"), three instrumentals
Miller", "Kelsterne Gardens", and
"Ship In The Clouds"), and seven traditional
of which are well known, with others that are quite
obscure ("Bowling Green", "Miss Molly",
"Hiram Hubbard", "Raleigh and Spencer",
"Wind and Rain", "House of David
and "Do Lord").
with the "sterile" sound of many of the
acoustic CDs that have been recorded digitally
over the last few years, Blue Harvest turned to
Mike Caffery of Monster Island Studio in
New York City to record the album using two-inch
analogue tape, along with top of the line
analogue equalizers and compressors (No "plug-ins"!),
giving the recordings a warmth and
depth rarely heard in today's digital world. The
instruments were recorded live to capture the
of the band, with the vocals overdubbed later.
a dazzling array of musical styles including Bluegrass,
Old-Time, Texas Swing, Country, Appalachian Murder
Ballads, Vaudeville Jazz, and Gospel, "Just
Around The Bend" is already garnering rave
reviews from fans and people in the music industry
Please visit the Press
Quotes page to read more.
are offering a 10% discount if you buy more than
so buy a copy for all of your Bluegrass buddies!
Around The Bend" at CD Baby
Harvest Performs at The Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
Harvest had the pleasure of sharing the bill with
The Lewis Family, Rhonda
Vincent, The Country Gentlemen
and Tony Trischka
at this years Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.
Gap continues to be one of the top Bluegrass festivals
on the East Coast!
Along with top notch bands, Wind Gap features workshops,
Bluegrass movies and even a Bluegrass Academy!
had great weather, a great crowd, and everyone at
the festival treated us real nice!
big "Thank You" to Harry Grant for asking
us to perform,
and to Bill Knowlton for his inspired introduction!
Annual Plantathon and Crafts Fair
last year's much talked about appearance at the
19th Annual Upper West Side Festival,
Blue Harvest returned to Broadway to perform at
the 30th Annual Plantathon and Crafts Fair!
changeable weather held out just long enough for
us to do two rockin' sets on the
corner of West 72nd
St. and Broadway, just a few blocks away from Lincoln
made many new friends that day. Even the cops were
tapping their toes!
to Mort and Ray Productions for asking us back!
Busy Month for Blue Harvest!
Harvest has been making the rounds in anticipation
of the "official"
release of "Just Around The Bend".
the last month we performed at the Galapagos Art
Space, where we shared the bill with
the popular Alt/Country band The Younger
Sister Band, we performed at the Jalopy
and Music School with Brooklyn's own Fresh
Baked, we made a special appearance at
The Baggot Inn, as the house band for the L
Magazine's Literary Upstarts Semi-finals,
and we returned to The Parkside Lounge to share
the stage with our friends
Thomas Bailey &
still catching our breath (and so are our fans)!
Harvest was proud to take part in the "Brooklyn
a four day celebration of American
were part of the last day's festivities which took
place at Superfine, a restaurant and
that is famous for it's weekly Bluegrass brunch.
shared the stage that day with Thomas Bailey
& The Aristocrats,
The Blue Moon Ramblers, Sufferin'
Succotash and The M Shanghai String
big "Thank You!" to Dock Oscar for putting
it all together!
Release Party for "Just Around The Bend"
the fact that Clarence Ferrari was recovering from
his worst flu in years,
along with the (last minute) realization that there
were still a few "kinks" to work out with
the final mixes, Blue Harvest barreled ahead with
a release party for our debut CD
turned out to be a riveting night, with Blue Harvest,
with a long list of special guests,
performing for a standing room only crowd at our
home away from home, The Parkside Lounge!
show started with our friend (and Co-Executive Producer
of the album) Dominic
Chianese (of The Sopranos) introducing
the band, followed by a live rendition of the 13
on the album, which included a brief reunion with
Fred Skellenger to perform the
original compositions he contributed to the project.
the end of "album", without skipping a
beat, Blue Harvest welcomed to the stage many
of the friends we had made in the last year and
a half, with brilliant performances from
Jen Larson, Izzy Zaidman,
Elio Schiavo, Thomas Bailey,
Vincent Cross and Daire
Bracken (from the David Munnelly Band)!
close out the evening, Dominic Chianese
joined the band on stage with his guitar in hand.
After proclaiming that "Clarence Ferrari is
the Garrison Keillor of East Houston Street!",
he went into a rousing rendition of "Don't
Fence Me In", with the whole room singing along!
Harvest would like to thank all of the folks who
shared their talents with us, along with
all of the
people who came out and supported us. All of you
made this a very special night!
Axford Joins Blue Harvest
the departure of Fred Skellenger from the band,
we are pleased to welcome
the newest member of Blue Harvest, Brian
being an accomplished Jazz pianist, Brian has also
been tearing it up in the
Montreal Bluegrass scene for years. As soon as he
moved to New York City,
we snatched him up, and he has quickly taken over
the reins on mandolin and vocal!
visit the Band
page to learn more about Brian.
Hill Neighborhood House
Harvest had the pleasure of performing at The Lenox
Hill Neighborhood House,
which is a community outreach center located in
over 100 years LHNN has tackled problems such as
the lack of affordable housing,
the needs of an aging population and the inadequacies
of the public education system.
Founded in 1894 as a free kindergarten for the children
of nearby immigrant factory workers,
it has remained dedicated to improving the quality
of life for all individuals and families
in the community.
us onstage was local guitar whiz Izzy Zaidman.
big Thank You to Lynne Mold for asking us to perform!
Harvest appears on WKCR's Moonshine Show
Harvest arrived at the campus of Columbia University
at 10:00 AM,
to join host Matt Winters and special guest Sheriff
Uncle Bob to play some tunes,
and talk about the band on the best Bluegrass show
in NYC...The Moonshine Show!
It was also being broadcast
worldwide via the internet.
live in-studio appearance was to help promote the
Fourth Annual Sheriff Sessions,
where we had the pleasure of opening for Chris
Thile & Michael Daves, and
The Infamous Stringdusters, along
with local favorites The Roulette Sisters,
The Nieces and Nephews, and The
big Thank You to Trip and Bob for putting everything
and to Matt Winters for making us feel at home!
and Fred visit IBMA's World Of Bluegrass!
and Fred, along with Blue Harvest photographer Kimberlee
went down to Nashville for The International Bluegrass
Music Association's "Fan Fest",
which is part of their annual conference for Bluegrass
and the people who want to hire them.
Fan Fest is a heady mixture of business and pleasure,
featuring the top Bluegrass bands
in the world, along with agents, promoters, radio
stations, instrument makers
and folks who just like to jam in the hotel lobby!
had a GREAT time, and we made a lot of new friends!
special Thank You to Nigel and Renee for their hospitality
and good times!
Downloads...and counting at Download.com!
numbers don't lie!
BIG "Thank You" again to all of the people
who have continued to make us one of the
top five Bluegrass bands at Download.com, remaining
"Audience Pick" and an "Editor's Pick" for almost
Cash sits in with Blue Harvest!
Music royalty, Rosanne Cash, joined Blue Harvest
at a private party in Montauk, N.Y. this weekend.
was joined by her husband, record producer John
Leventhal on Guitar,
and record producer Rick DePofi on Soprano Saxophone.
performed a moving rendition of "Wayfaring
making it a very special evening for the audience
and for Blue Harvest!
Harvest in the Recording Studio
long last, Blue Harvest is recording their first
studio album "Just Around The Bend"!
We recorded five songs this week at Monster Island
Studio in NYC.
We will be returning to the studio in October to
finish up the album.
page to view pictures and watch a video from the
Harvest goes down South
week we loaded up the van and drove down to Virginia
and North Carolina
to see if us "city slickers" could impress
some folks who KNOW Bluegrass,
and to get a good plate of Biscuits and Gravy.
were successful on both counts, playing to packed
Poes in Richmond, VA and the final
The Backporch Concert Series in
On the way out of Morganton, we had some fine Biscuits
had a wonderful time both nights and we look forward
to goin' South again real soon!
Special thanks to Mike Britt of Poe's and Bill Wilson
of CoMMA for having us!
got back to New York just in time to perform at
The Storm King Art Center,
a 500 acre sculpture garden in Mountainville, N.Y..
Once again, we had a great audience and a great time!
page to view pictures from Poes.
to listen to the (funny) radio ad for Morganton.
Downloads...and counting at Download.com!
last November, Blue Harvest has consistently been
one of the
top five Bluegrass bands at Download.com!
BIG "Thank You" to everyone who has listened
to us, and made us both an
"Audience Pick" and an "Editor's Pick" at Download.com!
Harvest appears on WNTI's Sessions at Centenary
Harvest made their live radio debut on the
at Centenary" program hosted by Jeff Rusch.
at Centenary" is broadcast every week from
in Hackettstown, New Jersey at
91.9 on your FM dial, an NPR station.
was an hour of great music and amusing(?) anecdotes.
Jeff made us feel right at home.
It was a real pleasure!
can listen to the show in its entirety by clicking
page to hear several excerpts from the show.
page to view pictures and videos from the show.
Harvest brings Bluegrass to The Elgin Academy
Harvest spent a day with the "youngins"
out in Chicago!
started the day with an all school assembly, performing
for 500 children
ranging in age from five to eighteen! The faculty
along with many
parents and alumni were also in attendance.
a fine meal of Chicken Patties and Hot Pockets we
taught four workshops.
This included working with the choir, who were doing
some nice three part harmonies
with the band and a guitar workshop where Rick introduced
the art of Chicken Pickin'
to a new generation.
of the kids were great! A fine time was had by all!
big "Thank You" to Dr. John Cooper for
Harvest is featured on The GlitchCast
week Blue Harvest opened and closed Episode 16 of
by Eric Skiff and Sara Skiff, The GlitchCast is
a Podcast featuring podsafe music from independent
"Americana" episode also featured The
Defibulators, The Forge Mountain Diggers, Two Man
Gentleman Band, T. Nile and an interview with champion
fiddle player Thomas Bailey.
to download the episode.
to visit The GlitchCast.
new year and a new singer for Blue Harvest
we are about a month into 2006 and there is alot
to talk about!
have submitted to festivals, PACs and clubs all
over the United States and we are getting many
enthusiastic responses! Check back soon for upcoming
are also preparing to go into the recording studio,
with many original songs and instrumentals, towards
the end of April/beginning of May. Stay tuned
for a hot new album by early Summer!
Elizabeth has gone back home to South Carolina
and won't be singing
with us any more. Fortunately,
we are pleased to welcome Edith Silver
to the band.
We have new recordings on the "Sounds"
page featuring Edith,
so please check them out
and tell us how much you like them!
downloads...and counting at Download.com!
been less than a month since Blue Harvest joined
and already we are rapidly approaching 2,500 downloads
of our songs!
Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word!
Keep telling your friends!
Harvest is now online at MySpace.com.
Please visit us at "Blue
Harvest Station" at MySpace.com
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