Beaufain Street gets its name from Charleston, SC where Friedlander spent a few weeks performing last summer, and where he put the finishing touches on the music for the Bonebridge CD. But the tune itself gets its inspiration further south -- a rolling, New Orlean's style groove drives this track as Friedlander and Doug Wamble exchange solos and then bring the tune to a close together with Trevor Dunn on bass and Mike Sarin on drums.
Bonebridge is cellist Erik Friedlander's new band and it turns to the American South for inspiration. In 1971, Erik, then eleven years old, was taken by his family to the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention where they camped for three days in the midst of a Bluegrass party, where jam sessions and ad hoc groups formed around tents and RVs. Erik was especially taken with the sound of lap steel guitar which led later to his teenage passion for The Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Winter.
Friedlander brought in slide-guitar player, and Memphis native, Doug Wamble to share the front line of this new quartet. The music is driven by the chemistry between the cello and the slide guitar--two instruments from very different backgrounds that are kindred spirits when played in this fresh context. Wamble joins a honed unit as Friedlander, Mike Sarin (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass) have played together in New York City for years, most recently in the Broken Arm Trio.
released May 1, 2011
Personnel: Erik Friedlander, cello; Doug Wamble, guitar; Trevor Dunn, bass; Mike Sarin, drums.
Produced by Erik Friedlander
Recorded at Excello by Scott Solter
Mixed at Baucom Road by Scott Solter
Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media
All Music by Erik Friedlander
Cellist Erik Friedlander is a prolific solo artist, bandleader and film composer. Having been a sought after studio musician
and improviser in New York’s downtown music scene for years, Friedlander has recently become well known for his work scoring film and television. He most recently scored the film "Baby Ruby" by first time director Bess Wohl appearing now at the Toronto Film Festival....more