April Verch

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Top of the Hill

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Release notes

Slab Town Records / July 24, 2020

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(Physical copies are not available for this release.)

About the album

The idea for this recording began shortly after self-isolation began during the pandemic of 2020.  While I don’t have children, I have children in my life who are very important to me, and I wanted to do something that might help to fill their long days at home.  Every part of it (recording & artwork) is homemade, and 7 of the 10 songs are original.  Putting it all together was heart work, and to be honest, a learning curve and challenge for me.  I quickly learned, however, that these songs were as relevant and fun for me as they will be to “little ones.”  My hope is that it will bring healing and joy to your family as you listen, sing & dance together.  My wish is that it will remind you of the magic that is found in creating and expressing yourself, especially when you don’t get caught up in perfection!

Tracklist

1. Favourite Season
2. Top of the Hill
3. Little Robin Red Breast
4. It’s Okay to Cry When You’re Sad
5. Good Morning Merry Sunshine
6. My Neighbour
7. I Want to Help
8. A Little Dance
9. Simple Gifts
10. Ten Little Fiddlers

Musicians

April Verch: Fiddle, Vocals & Foot Percussion
Cody Walters:
Bass, Clawhammer Banjo, Vocals, Guitar (4, 6 & 8)
Korey Brodsky:
Guitars (1, 5 & 9,) Mandolin
Calvin Domann, Liliana MacLean, Chelsea Painchaud:
Vocals on “Favourite Season”

Credits

Produced & Recorded by April Verch
Horse Shoe, NC
April-May 2020

Mixed & Mastered by Chris Rosser
Hollow Reed Studio
Asheville, NC
June 2020

Art, Cover Art & Package Design by April Verch
(Except where Art is credited to others)

All songs written by April Verch (April Verch Music / SOCAN) with the exception of tracks 3, 5 & 9 which are in the Public Domain.