Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Michot's Melody Makers with Leyla McCalla Releasing EP and Video

The Louisiana/Haiti connection is always strong, but when Michot's Melody Makers and Leyla McCalla team up to release an EP and video, things get taken to a new level. Tiny Island is a special capturing of the partnership live. 

RtBE has reviewed both MMM and Leyla in the past (rating Capitalist Blues our favorite album of 2019 and on our top albums of the last decade list) and even promoted a past live stream they shared earlier this year. Very happy to see them team up for Tiny Island.  From the Press Release:

Tiny Island was recorded and filmed by firelight on the night of March 6 on – yes, a tiny island -- in a small pond on Michot's home in Prairie Des Femmes, Louisiana. Played entirely live, the performance was put together for a tour stop on Ned Sublette and Ariana Hall's NOLA Reconnect, a virtual visit to Louisiana with attendees from all over America and Europe. Featuring a deep sonic collaboration with the tiny island’s frog and insect population, the set captures a more intimate and acoustic performance than the higher-decibel, psychedelic shows the Melody Makers are known for.

Grab the album today from Nouveau Electric Records. Here is some music from the combo:

Michot's Melody Makers ft. Leyla McCalla from Fast Friends on Vimeo.

Leyla McCalla – cello & vocals
Louis Michot – fiddle & vocals
Mark Bingham – electric guitar
Bryan Webre – standup bass
Kirkland Middleton – drums & t-fer
Executive producer: Ned Sublette for Postmambo Studies
Produced by Louis Michot
Recorded by Kirkland Middleton
Mixed and mastered by Mark Bingham
Film production by Conner Reever and Samuel Aguirre-Kelly for Fast Friends productions
1. Two Step de Ste. Marie
2. Latibonit
3. Les Plats Sont Tous Mis Sur La Table
4. Blues de neg francais
5. Bluerunner / La Lune est Croche
NER 1021

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