Saints & Devils. A 10 track suite inspired by songs, stories and icons of the deep South. Featuring performances by musicians recorded in New York City and New Orleans.
Sampled material courtesy of the Alan Lomax archives. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Chris Becker
Features performances by:
Keith Bonner - Flute, Wooden Irish Flute, Penny Whistle
Nick Beaudoing - Cajun Accordion, Washboard
The Reverend Vince Anderson - Preaching
Chris Michael - Tambora, Tambourine
Jon Petrow -Violin, Electric Bass
Charlie Miller - Trumpet, Flute
Lynn Wright - Electric Guitar
Eyal Maoz - Electric Guitar
Dana Schechter - Vocal
Louis Romanos - Drums
James Hall - Vocal
"As a composer and producer, I know that the music I compose will take on additional and unexpected meaning and affect listeners in ways I could not have imagined at the time of its creation. This ten-track suite entitled Saints & Devils - mastered just two weeks before hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. gulf coast - is a good example of this. It is my hope that Saints & Devils - as a listening experience - honors the victims of this contemporary disaster and resonates in our collective consciousness to bring about a better future." - Chris Becker (2006)