Passionate Pilgrim (Deluxe Edition)

Passionate Pilgrim is a song cycle that brings an all-but-forgotten poem cycle back to life. Once believed to have been penned by a
“W. Shakespeare,” the collection was stripped of its stature when the Shakespearean parentage of all but four poems was revealed as a fake. This “Fakespearean” album’s instrumentation includes a mix of Baroque and modern instruments pitched at 415 and 440 hz, respectively.“…music that is unstuck in time…”
– Allan Kozinn, The Wall Street Journal.

“…what it would sound like if Ani DiFranco or Belle and Sebastian were to cut a record of Baroque-inspired folk songs.”
– The New Yorker

“…sweet, fresh, and appealing, ideally suiting the poetry’s chaste ardor… Admirers of Joanna Newsom and Shara Nova will find plenty to savor”
– Steve Smith of The Log Journal

Oracle Hysterical
Brad Balliett – bassoon
Doug Balliett – double bass, viola da gambe
Elliot Cole – voice, cajon
Majel Connery – voice
Dylan Greene – percussion in performance

New Vintage Baroque
Lindsay McIntosh – baroque oboe, founder, executive director
Emi Ferguson – baroque flute, piccolo
Aaron Brown – baroque violin
Jude Ziliak – baroque violin
Loren Ludwig – viola da gamba
Anthony Albrecht – baroque cello, viola da gamba
Clay Zeller-Townson – baroque bassoon
Paul Morton Holmes – theorbo, guitar

Tracks 1,4,6,8,10 composed by Doug Balliett
Tracks 2,7,14 composed by Elliot Cole
Tracks 3,9,12 composed by Brad Balliett
Tracks 5,11,13 composed by Majel Connery

Liner Notes By Jeff Dolven
Released on National Sawdust’s VIA Records
Recorded by Todd Carder at The Bunker Studio
Mixed/Mastered by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio
Additional editing by Ryan Streber and Hansdale Hsu
Co-Produced by Opera Cabal and New Vintage Baroque


released March 15, 2018


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