Synergy Concerts presents:
Celtic Connections: Jaye Bartell
Entry Requirements: 18+
After a full U.S. tour with Kevin Morby in 2016 and a solo tour in Italy in 2017, Bartell returned to his former home of Asheville, NC for a three-week recording session in April 2017. The timing could not have been better, as nearly all of his musician allies from recordings past were either in town or passing through – his longtime and ongoing collaborator, guitar artist Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas); multi-instrumentalist Michael Libramento; songwriter, singer, and musician Angel Olsen; J Seger and Emily Easterly, who played on 2015's Loyalty; percussion marvel Ryan Oslance (Ahleuchatistas); and singer Noel Thrasher. All was brought together by producer and engineer Adam McDaniel at his Drop of Sun Studios in West Asheville, where he and Bartell worked to capture the mostly live performances, experimenting with recording techniques and improvised instruments like an open window with chimes and springtime birds or a deconstructed music box, winding the tune “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” backwards.