Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo | Scatter Joy

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Scatter Joy

by Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo

Soulful originals, intimate a'cappella pieces, and creative arrangements of jazz, folk, Irish, and contemporary music. Sean's guitar virtuosity, Lindsey's passionate vocals and their luscious vocal harmonies create a space for your heart to open.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. The Parting Glass Sean Frenette, Lindsey Stormo, Eric Rey On Conga
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2. River Waltz Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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3. Allways Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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4. Anchor Song Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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5. The Fox Lindsey Stormo
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6. Two Threads Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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7. Once a Lifetime Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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8. Everything's Alright Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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9. Georgia Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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10. I Love You Truly Sean Frenette and Lindsey Stormo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
1. The Parting Glass - Lindsey's dynamic, improvisational take on the old Irish ballad accompanied by Sean's creative infusion of Afro Cuban rhythms on classical guitar. Eric Rey is both sensitive and passionate in his additions on conga.

2. River Waltz - Harmony vocals and finger-picked acoustic guitar adds a sweet, soulful atmosphere to a popular song by the Cowboy Junkies.

3. Allways - Sean's original composition for voice and classical guitar; an ode to impermanence, longing, and infinite love.

4. Anchor Song - One of Bjork's classic compositions from her album Debut. Sean arranged the saxophone trio for guitar and adds in a Leo Brouwer classical guitar etude for an introduction. Lindsey's vocal interpretation is stunning.

5. The Fox - A beautiful, a'cappella tone poem by Lindsey. Showcases the extraordinary palette of her vocal instrument as well as her compositional prowess.

6. Two Threads - Another of Sean's originals. A long-evolving piece that started with the two string composition he created at the onset of his 3 string guitar innovations. Meeting Lindsey, he created two more vocal lines to weave around the guitar creating a unique contrapuntal quartet of melodies, each spiced with a bit of Indian classical ornamentation.

7. Once a Lifetime - Started as a poem written by Lindsey, evolved into a tone poem for her voice, and then Sean added the low, jazzy tones of an upright bass. An adventure in improvisational delight, a tribute to falling in love.

8. Everything's Alright - A unique arrangement from Jesus Christ Superstar. Sean accompanies on upright bass and marimba, while Lindsey adds a steady 5/4 gallop on the woodblock in addition to her lovely singing.

9. Georgia - Described by Benjy Wertheimer as his "favorite rendition" of the classic song made popular by Ray Charles, Lindsey's masterful version of 'Georgia' accompanied by Sean's wildly creative 3 string guitar transcription.

10. I Love You Truly - A heartfelt close to the scattering of joy of their debut album, Sean and Lindsey join their two voices in a lush rendition of a traditional song made popular in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".

Album Info:
Lindsey Stormo - voice, woodblock (Track 9)
Sean Frenette - voice, classical guitar, 3 string guitar, acoustic guitar, double bass, marimbas
Eric Rey - congas (Track 1)

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Frank Stearns, 'Mars-Moble,' Vancouver, Washington.
Additional recording by Sean Frenette.

Gratitude To:
Our amazing families and friends, Benjy and Heather Wertheimer, Carla Kelly, Lori and Paul, Frank Stearns, and 3 year old Murray. Thank you all so much!

More about Sean Frenette:
Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer Sean Frenette has been delighting audiences across the North America with the passion, innovation, and spirit of his unique musical performances. A graduate of New England Conservatory, Frenette has performed 3 times at Carnegie Hall: with Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall in 2006, Zakir Hussain in 2009, and composer John Adams & Juilliard’s Ensemble ACJW in 2010. The past six years have seen Sean touring nationwide with many different musical projects: vocalist Lindsey Stormo, conductor Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra, vocalist composer Peia, and internationally-renown kirtan ensemble Shantala.

More about Lindsey Stormo:
Originally from Montana, Lindsey grew up singing in jazz bands, performing in theater, and studying classical vocal technique. In high school, she studied theater at Interlochen Arts Academy in MIchigan. She went on to study classical voice at the University of Montana and vocal jazz at The New School's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program were she received her BFA. While in New York City she performed at Carnegie Hall, the modern music venue 'The Stone,' and Lincoln Center's 'Wordless Music Series.' Since moving to Oregon in 2007 Lindsey has toured nationally with multi-instrumentalist composer Sean Frenette, kirtan ensemble Shantala, and vocalist composer Peia.



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Scatter Joy

Exquisite
This is an album of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar playing. Sean's passionate and expressive guitar playing perfectly complements Linsdey's smiling, clear-as-a-bell voice. The duo glide through blends of folk, jazz, blues and Indian music with clarity and ease. Sean's voice adds an earthy, grounding tone to the mix. This is music to dance and cry to, for listeners of all ages. The album soothes and nourishes.