Recorded in Ireland, USA, Australia and Germany, Blue Wooden Boat features a host of internationally renowned musicians, including multi-instrumentalist, Seamie O’Dowd (Dervish, Christy Moore, The Chieftains, Máirtín O’Connor Band), with arrangements by West Australian composer Ash Gibson Greig.
Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel guests on the album, joining Steve Wickham (The Waterboys, U2, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello), James Blennerhassett (The Rolling Stones, The Chieftains, Steve Earle), Jim Higgins (Mairtin O’Connor Band, The Sawdoctors), Swiss cellist Anna Houston (No Crows), Irish jazz pianist, Kieran Quinn (The Odd Couple), Californian dobro player Mike Witcher (Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band), Nashville’s powerful gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters (Bob Dylan), the soulful Virginian voices of Anthony Smith and Rudy Faulkner and the sweet mandolin playing of GRAMMY® Award winner and engineer, Tim Carter, who also mixed the album. The album was mastered by GRAMMY® Award winning mastering engineer, Brad Blackwood, at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, TN.
Blue Wooden Boat will be released in 2017. In the meantime, you can listen to some samples from the album on this page.
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