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The April Verch Anthology

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Release notes

Slab Town Records / 2017

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About the album

The April Verch Anthology (April’s eleventh release) features a mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana tracks.  While many of the songs are dear to April, she also included a healthy dose of “fan favorites”. In addition to featuring tracks spanning her 1998-2015 recordings, the collection includes two newly recorded songs.  April’s fiddling, singing and Ottawa Valley stepdancing remain front and center, and the record also features the talents of legendary bluegrass greats Mac Wiseman and Bobby Hicks, Newgrass pioneer Sam Bush, old-time master Dirk Powell, and Travis Book of Infamous Stringdusters, among others.

Tracklist

1) Canadian Reel Medley: Trip to Windsor, Back Up and Push, Dusty Miller, Woodchoppers Breakdown
Verchuosity (2001)
Featuring: Gray Townsend (piano)

2) If I Can Stay Away Long Enough
The April Verch Anthology (2017)
Featuring: Cody Walters (bass), Alex Rubin (guitar)

3) He’s Holding On To Me
Steal the Blue (2008)
Featuring: Sam Bush (mandolin), Scott Vestal (banjo), Jon Weisberger (bass), Stephen Mougin (guitar), Patty Mitchell (harmony vocal), Travis Book (harmony vocal)

4) The Newpart
The Newpart (2015)
Featuring: Cody Walters (bass), Hayes Griffin (guitar)

5) Eclipse: The Eclipse, Grants Reel, The Peacock’s Feather
Take Me Back (2006)
Featuring: Benoit Legault (piano), Marc Bru (bodhran)

6) That’s How We Run
That’s How We Run (2011)
Featuring: Cody Walters (clawhammer banjo, harmony vocal), Clay Ross (guitar, harmony vocal)

7) Light in the Window
From Where I Stand (2003)
Featuring: Mark Simos (guitar), Stuart Kenney (bass), Michele Campagne (harmony vocal)

8) Partie de Quadrille des Verret
From Where I Stand (2003)
Featuring: Benoit Legault (piano), Sabin Jacques (accordean)

9) Eldon and Ethel
Verchuosity (2001)
Featuring: Paul Mills (guitar), Dennis Pendrith (bass), Tom Leighton (piano), Marc Bru (spoons)

10) It Makes No Difference To Me
The Newpart (2015)
Featuring: Cody Walters (bass), Hayes Griffin (guitar)

11) My Home in the Sky
Bright Like Gold (2013)
Featuring: Mac Wiseman (lead vocal), Cody Walters (bass, harmony vocal), Hayes Griffin (guitar, harmony vocal), Josh Goforth (mandolin)

12) Waiting for Home
Fiddelicious (1998)
Featuring: Trent Bruner (piano), Calvin Vollrath (guitar), Gary Koliger (lead guitar), Bill Hobson (drums), Derek Stremel (electric bass)

13) Long Way Home
Steal the Blue (2008)
Featuring: Cody Walters (bass), Isaac Callender (guitar), Stephen Mougin (guitar), Marc Bru (percussion), Melonie Cannon (harmony vocal), Travis Book (harmony vocal)

14) Cruel Moon
Take Me Back (2006)
Featuring: David Greely (harmony vocal), Dirk Powell (acoustic & electric guitars), Eric Frey (bass), Mike Burch (drums), Sam Broussard (electric slide guitar)

15) Still Trying
That’s How We Run (2011)
Featuring: Cody Walters (clawhammer banjo, harmony vocal), Clay Ross (guitar, harmony vocal), Bobby Hicks (fiddle), Matthew Smith (pedal steel)

16) Marche des Ouvriers, Polka Sainte-Rose
Fiddelicious (1998)
Featuring: Trent Bruner (piano), Calvin Vollrath (guitar), Bill Hobson (drums), Derek Stremel (electric bass), Marc Bru (spoons), Derek Stremel (lead guitar)

17) Broken
Bright Like Gold (2013)
Featuring: Cody Walters (clawhammer banjo), Hayes Griffin (guitar)

18) Jump Cricket, Jump
The April Verch Anthology (2017)
Featuring: Cody Walters (clawhammer banjo), Alex Rubin (guitar)

Digital booklet

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