Lost Leaders Record Release Show

Sun Mountain Studio (as the name suggests) is on the top of a mountain in the Catskill mountains of New York over looking the Ashokan reservoir. When Byron came off the road with The Lumineers this is where we headed to reinvent our selves. While their tour was in motion we traveled along to support our Heavy Lifting E.P. Even got hang out backstage at Soldiers Filed in Chicago when they were opening for U2. We did videos with Relix & Paste magazines and even did a Daytrotter session and drank a few vineyards along the way. When we’d finished threatening the muses into giving us some more songs we contacted David Baron who had worked with Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Meghan Trainor and Peter Murphy and asked if he’d like to produce our next record. Thus we found ourselves in rented a house nearby playing stupid games involving camouflaged walkie-talkies and commuting to the mountain top each morning to begin the new record. We pushed through our tissue paper ties to Americana and came out in a slightly retro pop/rock universe of cynical commentary on the current craziness enveloping our country. Promises, Promises (as we’re calling this release) takes the permanent background noise of anxiety and pushes it through a large collection of vintage synthesizers, guitar pedals and tea soaked vocal chords. It emerges as a singable, anthem driven record of nine songs that waste no time getting where they’re going. This is the best record we’ve ever made. We promise.

Rebecca Haviland and Whisky Heart

Rebecca Haviland is a Grammy awarding winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with extensive songwriting, performance & touring experience. She recently completed a year playing keyboards and guitar for multi-platinum selling pop artist Rachel Platten, which included television performances on Ellen and Good Morning America and tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Japan. Rebecca, the granddaughter of jazz musicians, got her start at a young age when her father started sneaking her into bars when she was 13 to sit in with her uncle's band. Her own band, Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart, includes members Chris Anderson (Martin Sexton), Todd Caldwell (C S & N) & Kenny Shaw (Dispatch).

Rebecca recently finished recording her new EP Bright City Lights with producer Don DiLego (Jesse Malin, Hollis Brown) at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, which reflect Rebecca’s experiences on the road encompassing American roots music. The first single from those sessions “Bright City Lights” was released on November 15th 2017.




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