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The Wandering Rocks

THE WANDERING ROCKS

Infrared imaging of The Wandering Rocks reveals traces of Dublin cobblestone, Santa Cruz silica,Appalachian gneiss, and riverbed sediment from the Allegheny, the Ohio and the Monongahela, as wellas the Barrow, the Liffey and the Boyne. Sonar analysis is off the charts: in kitchens and backyards, atthe Electric Banana, the Catalyst and the corner bar, a series of subterranean events took place (JoyDivision colliding with Fairport Convention, Vivaldi with Chuck Berry, Tommy Potts with Pere Ubu).Voices were raised, and whispered. Primitive sound devices were carried to the beach by day and thrustunder the pillow when the lights went out. Instruments were taken up, abandoned, reclaimed. Inconditions at once volatile and tender (tears and gasoline and late night radios) each of the Rocks wasformed. One happy night in 2011 they rolled together in a 19th century barn on the banks of the GreenRiver in the Northwestern-most corner of Massachusetts. Songs are their bond; luck, love, hutzpah,whiskey, and ginger scones, the guarantee. On occasion they wander beyond earshot, but when theRiver calls their name…Did you ever have a neighbor with a rock tumbler exiled to the garage? An ungodly rattling for daysand nights until voila! little lumps of goodness and beauty? In the late summer of 2012 The WanderingRocks hewed their debut CD from the rafters of this very Barn[pic, maybe a crisp, color Barn pic for the backgroundinstead of the black and white, anonymous guitarist detail?]wherein was born as well their label, Barntone Records. For rapt crowds Barntone has hosted TheGuggenheim Grotto, Sean Rowe, Mark Dignam, Marie Gauthier and other friends of note. A year of gigsfrom Pittsburgh’s Club Café to the Berkshire’s Mass MoCA has yielded a new album’s worth of songs, tobe Barntone-recorded in the coming fall.The Wandering Rocks are:Karl Mullen (vocals, guitar, banjo)Sarah McNair (vocals, ukulele, shakers, bodhran)Jackie Sedlock (vocals, harmonium, xylophone, Chinese mouth thing)Cassandra Cleghorn (vocals, fiddle)Jason McNair (bass)
Infrared imaging of The Wandering Rocks reveals traces of Dublin cobblestone, Santa Cruz silica, Appalachian gneiss, and riverbed sediment from the Allegheny, the Ohio and the Monongahela, as well as the Barrow, the Liffey and the Boyne. Sonar analysis is off the charts: in kitchens and backyards, at the Electric Banana, the Catalyst and the corner bar, a series of subterranean events took place (JoyDivision colliding with Fairport Convention, Vivaldi with Chuck Berry, Tommy Potts with Pere Ubu).Voices were raised, and whispered. Primitive sound devices were carried to the beach by day and thrust under the pillow when the lights went out. Instruments were taken up, abandoned, reclaimed. Inconditions at once volatile and tender (tears and gasoline and late night radios) each of the Rocks was formed. One happy night in 2011 they rolled together in a 19th century barn on the banks of the Green River in the Northwestern-most corner of Massachusetts. Songs are their bond; luck, love, hutzpah,whiskey, and ginger scones, the guarantee. On occasion they wander beyond earshot, but when the River calls their name…

Did you ever have a neighbor with a rock tumbler exiled to the garage? An ungodly rattling for days and nights until voila! little lumps of goodness and beauty? In the late summer of 2012 The WanderingRocks hewed their debut CD from the rafters of this very Barn wherein was born as well their label, Barntone Records. For rapt crowds Barntone has hosted The Guggenheim Grotto, Sean Rowe, Mark Dignam, Marie Gauthier and other friends of note. A year of gigs from Pittsburgh’s Club Café to the Berkshire’s Mass MoCA has yielded a new album’s worth of songs, to be Barntone-recorded in the coming fall.

The Wandering Rocks are:

Karl Mullen (vocals, guitar, banjo)
Sarah McNair (vocals, ukulele, shakers, bodhran)
Jackie Sedlock (vocals, harmonium, xylophone, Chinese mouth thing)
Cassandra Cleghorn (vocals, fiddle)
Jason McNair (bass)