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Toward the end of June, I took the plunge and went into the friendly confines of Kaleidoscope Sound and put down the makings of a solo bass recording. Some of my great bass heroes have tested their mettle by making an extended solo statement, Miroslav Vitous, Dave Holland (who has made two - AND a solo cello record), Ron Carter. It seemed like I'd put it off long enough so I went into the studio with the able support of my right hand man, Jeff Berman, on percussion. Thus making it not strictly speaking "solo" but I thought it would be more fun to have Jeff accompany me in his inimitable style. I've always been something of a groove player forming my tightest bonds with drummers and Jeff has been a part of so many of my projects. More info to follow.
Sleeping Bee had a very successful and memorable time down South at the end of May. Many thanks to all the good people in Blacksburg, VA, Black Mountain, NC and Aberdeen NC who made us Yankees feel so welcome and who inspired us by being so deep into the music.
We were also out on the road at the end of April, early May in the fair state of Vermont. We found fine listening and hospitality there and hope to return early and often. Special thanks to Don Sheldon for bringing us to the Burlington area and the fine spring weather.
John Platt of WFUV in New York invited us to take part in his On Your Radar concert series at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday, May 12th. John is a tireless seeker of new and interesting music and we are happy that he sought us.
Sleeping Bee was in the studio in February and again in June putting down a few tunes featuring Timothy Hill. While we are very happy with the first recording, Heyday Maker, it has been out for over two years already (!) and it precedes Timothy's joining the band. We're thinking of making a "work in progress" EP type of thing on the way to a recording later this year of some of the exciting new material we've been playing. Heyday Maker is available through this site - go to the store to view, listen and purchase - and also at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sleepingbeelindseyhorner
Sleeping Bee is the brainchild/lovechild of my longtime musical brother, Andy Goessling, and myself. The Band can best be described as "Transcendent Acoustic ", and it seems to be growing each time we play together. Our first recording, Heyday Maker, has been out for awhile and to be honest, we are quite pleased with it. We did most of the work at Randy Crafton's excellent Kaleidoscope Sound and Randy also lent his considerable percussion artistry to the proceedings. We have been rehearsing new material and have expanded the concept by adding the singer and guitarist Timothy Hill to the band. I have known Timothy for many years and have longed to make more music with him. He specializes in harmonic singing whereby two or more notes can be sung at once - as well as the more conventional kind of singing.
As some may know, Andy has been a member of the genre-crossing band Railroad Earth since its inception.
As you can see above, there is a special section on this website dedicated to all things Sleeping Bee.
Here's a look at the cover art:
I'm in my fourth year as a member of Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great band which will be welcoming guitarist Alan Murray, three time All-Ireland champion button accordion player, Buddy Connolly, and percussionist and singer, Dave Barckow. Singer and banjo player, Dierdre Brennan has also joined us on recent dates. I've yet to do a gig with Eileen and the lads where the audience was not on their feet raving at the end. For more information on the band and touring schedule, go to http://www.eileenivers.com/