What do you think??
Here is the winning video for the June contest. Stephen, Judah and Moses from Pennsylvania shot and edited this awesome fan music video for Willow's Waltz from Story Girl.
What do you think??
Willow's Waltz - Now playing on a computer near you! Knitting with tea and music, an early morning walk and chocolate chip cookies! This weekend is off to a great start. In the meanwhile, don't forget to watch Willow's Waltz!
Watch the new music video below on this blog. :-)
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The last music video from our collection of Story Girl music videos has been released. This is the official video for Willow's Waltz, the sixth track on the album written by Willow and Solana and featuring mandolin, violin and guitar and a little string trio in the middle of the woods somewhere.
The video was filmed at a cabin in Winthrop, Washington last August at the same time as the Three Coins video, so some of the scenes were also filmed at Sun Mountain lodge on the trails nearby Patterson lake.
I hope you enjoy the video!
If you enjoy the video, please share it with your friends! You can do this by posting the link on your facebook, myspace or twitter accounts or by emailing it to your friends to share the music with them. Maybe it'll help relieve the stress in your friends' days. :-)
Willow has been working away at transcribing all the songs from Story Girl into sheet music form. The way to get this done efficiently is with lots of good coffee!
P.S. These photos are from our instagram accounts - you can follow us on there if you have instagram!
Willow's username is willowgothard: http://instagr.am/p/J78UO1AHui/
Greta's username is gretagothard: http://instagr.am/p/J70-81t1Cx/
and.... Solana's username is solanagothard!
Well, here she is! Story Girl is officially on iTunes. Head on over there and download all the new songs for only $9.99!
Or, you can still buy a real CD (because the artwork is really pretty) on our website right here:
Well… Here we are sitting in the studio, without instruments (which is a rather odd feeling) and listening to our finished songs without critical ears for the first time in 7 months.
Tonight we are doing the final mixdown of the cd. It’s amazing how many hours of life and energy and inspiration mixed with trial and error and learning can fit on a little tiny skinny disc. That little disc is pretty awesome though- send it out into the world and thousands of people can experience the same things, practically in the blink of an eye. That is why I love making music; so I can share it! Because music is an experience.
Anyway, before I go and wax too poetic on you, here is what happens now. Once we have our final mixdown, we head to a different recording studio ( and a fresh set of ears, very important!) and get it mastered. What mastering does, basically, is make all the songs “finished” by adding space before and after them and then filling out the sound so the songs sound good on any kind of cd player, radio or stereo.
Then it all gets sent off to New Jersey and we wait…and wait…. And wait…. Until UPS pulls up at the door with the boxes of CDs and we can ship out all our pre-orders and listen to the cd again.
So… Speaking of preorders, have you gotten yours yet?
The rain is coming down outside, “It’s the Little Things,” with it’s soft violins and vocals and mandolin is playing inside, Willow and Solana are both reading books on the couches… I can’t believe we are nearly done. I love this album. I hope you do, too.
Signing off for now,
We’ve been really quiet the last few months (haven’t had a live show in nearly a month as well) and this is because we’ve been spending all our time writing new songs and working on recording for our new album. The songs we’re recording now have been in the works for several years now ever since we finished Celtic Rainbow in 2009, and we can’t wait for you to hear the new sound. However, for now here is a little glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work going on in the recording studio and in the writing process.