“Finding Peace” was released on October 22, 2018! Purchase the vinyl on the CD Baby Store
It’s also available digitally on all major platforms!
I’ve listened to the vinyl, and, believe it or not, it sounds better than the digital version.
The artwork and vinyl turned out perfectly! I am still trying to find a way to get the lyrics and credits put online in an easy and accessible way so everyone can view it. Currently the only good way to view those is on the inside cover of the physical vinyl gatefold jacket.
I also just finished making a music video for Track 2 of the album, “Hardly Eden.” This song serves as an overview and foreshadow of the rest of the album. It refers to the Seasons as an allegory for life’s trials and rewards, the feeling of the wind as a symbol of times changing, a distressed call signaling the difficulties ahead, and a call to hold fast to your community through it all. I’m no filmmaker, and it’s another DIY thing, so it’s nothing fancy.
Until I get a high res JPEG of that inner gatefold, here are the credits 🙂
All guitars, piano, trombones, euphonium, banjo, accordion, djembe drum, and vocals by Devin LaRue.
Flute – Kristi Hammiel (Tracks 1, 12)
Clarinet – Stephanie Berg (Tracks 1, 12)
Tenor Sax – Neil Ostercamp (Track 12)
Trumpet & Flugelhorn – Kyle Allen (Tracks 1, 7, 11, 12)
Tuba – Kristopher Scott (Tracks 1, 9, 11)
Violins – Vivian Crosby (Tracks 1-6, 8-12) & Alisha Ann (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12)
Viola – Anna Drexelius (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12)
Cellos – Adam Wheeler (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5-10, 12) & Amanda Pritchard (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 11, 12)
Bass – Joe Paule, Jr. (Tracks 1, 4-7, 9, 11, 12)
Female Vocals – Lindsay LaRue (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12)
Produced by Devin LaRue
Engineered & Mixed by Devin LaRue
Mastered by Ben Kesler
Album Cover Art: Ashley Kopp Wenzel
Photography by Devin LaRue
Album layout and design: Russ Mohr
All songs written by Devin LaRue (ASCAP).
A snapshot of one of our recording sessions. Very talented players!
Check out my first promo video from February 2018 before any of the musicians were recorded. This contains the most information about the project as a whole.