April Verch

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Once A Day

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Release notes

Slab Town Records / April 12, 2019

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About the album

April Verch is known as one of the most esteemed fiddlers and stepdancers of her generation. On Once A Day, it’s her voice – a sweet and gossamer instrument – that adds a distinct personal flair to her homage of 1950s and 60s classic country. Verch, an Ottawa Valley, Canada native, grew up on the sentimental songcraft of this iconic era, and her deep appreciation of the source material is clear in her careful attention to songwriting and phrasing. Songs penned by greats such as Webb Pierce, Loretta Lynn, The Louvin Brothers, and Connie Smith are bound together by a masterful studio band of country veterans, including steel guitarist Al Perkins (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris), guitarist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and fiddler Kenny Sears (Mel Tillis, Grand Ole Opry). Recorded in Nashville and produced by Doug Cox, the arrangements on this record breathe—a rare example that reminds us that less is often more. With 12 albums and nearly two decades of touring under her belt, Once A Day reminds us of Verch’s incredible range, and is sure to delight fans of classic country and its relatives.

Tracklist

1. Once A Day
2. You Ain’t Woman Enough
3. You Must Unload
4. Laurel Lee
5. You’re Not Mine Anymore
6. Durham’s Bull
7. Let’s Make A Fair Trade
8. I Feel Better Now
9. The French Song
10. Fiddling Under The Mistletoe
11. Lake Dore Waltz
12. Second Fiddle
13. A Fool Such As I
14. Why Not Confess
15. The Lord Knows I’m Drinking

Musicians

April Verch: Fiddle, Vocals, Foot Percussion
Al Perkins: Pedal Steel, Dobro, C6th Guitar
Ashby Frank: Harmony Vocals
Carmella Ramsey: Harmony Vocals
Jason Coleman: Piano
Joe Spivey: Fiddle
Kenny Sears: Fiddle
Lynn Williams: Drums
Mike Bub: Bass
Ralph Verch: Guest Vocalist
Redd Volkaert: Guitars

Credits

Produced by Doug Cox

Recorded and Mixed by Bil VornDick
Assistant Engineering by Sam Ventura
Mountainside Audio Lab
Nashville, TN
November 2018

Mastered by Randy LeRoy
Tonal Park, LLC
Takoma Park, WA
December 2018

Art Direction/Package Design by Bill Dais of Dais Design, LLC
Photography by Sandlin Gaither
Hair by Terra Marshall of Beauty Parade Salon
Makeup by Amanda Anderson of Doll Box Productions
Wardrobe Styling by Donna Musick of Lucky Ducky Vintage