Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lara Ewen tells stories, most of which are true. The quasi-autobiographical songs are set against a musical landscape that blends country, Americana, and singer/songwriter influences, drawing comparisons to people who sometimes get summarily lumped into the folk category, such as Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams and Jonatha Brooke.
Lara's upcoming album, her third release, is titled 'The Wishing Stone Songs,' and was produced by Chris Cubeta at GaluminumFoil in Brooklyn, with the assistance of engineers Gary Atturio and Jeff Berner. The recording features Mark Marshall on guitar, Kate Kilbane on electric bass, Catherine Popper on upright bass, Ryan Vaughn on cajón and additional percussion, Tarrah Reynolds and Eleanor Whitmore on violins, Gerald Menke on pedal steel, and Shaky Dave Pollack on harmonica, with special appearances by Jeff Jacobson (guitar), Paul Basile (vocals), Jessi Robertson and Bryan Dunn (background vocals) and Chris Cubeta (piano). The 11-track album was mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, with Maria Rice assisting.
The album's first single, 'Death Better Take Me Dancing,' was released in October 2010, and is available through iTunes, CD Baby, eMusic, Amazon and most major online outlets. The illustration for the single, as well as the additional art on the upcoming release, was done by Jennifer Noonan.