One week. Two musicians. Sixty Spanish horses. Three very mellow guard dogs. A farm in the middle of nowhere powered by solar energy only. A room full of old microphones.
Oh, and did we mention the horses?
“Among Horses” is a collaborative writing and recording project. We put two musicians who barely know each other on a farm and give them seven days. Seven days to get to know each other, write an EP together, record it and maybe look after the old horses while they’re at it.
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Karima Walker is an experimental musician from Tucson, Arizona. She has been making music in the middle of the desert since 2012. Her debut album “Hands In Our Names” (Orindal Records) received unanimous praise from both press and public. Pitchfork was struck by its “unusual lushness”, GoldFlakePaint called it “wonderfully intriguing” and Wake The Deaf named it their favorite album of the year.
Katy Kirby was born in Houston on Good Friday 25 years ago, and has been playing music almost just as long. She moved to Nashville, where she recorded her debut album, to be released in 2021 by Keeled Scales. After her shows at South By Southwest in 2019, public and press agreed that Katy Kirby is definitely one of the singer-songwriters to follow in the new decade.
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Lydia Cole is a singer-songwriter from Kingsland, New Zealand. In 2017, she released her second studio album “The Lay Of The Land,” which received raving reviews from both the press and listeners. She has toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand in recent years and was nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll Awards in 2017.
Hailey Beavis has been Edinburgh’s best kept secret for a couple of years. This young singer-songwriter and graphic artist is an active part of Scotland’s independent scene. In 2018 she co-founded her own record label OK Pal Records.
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Haley Heynderickx (Portland, Oregon). For years Haley Heynderickx was singled out as the great secret of Portland’s indie scene. A secret that was unveiled in style with her brilliant debut album “I Need To Start A Garden” (Mama Bird Recording Co, 2018). The press reviews were and still are raving, and since then Haley has been on a climb to the top with no return.
Max Garcia Conover (Portland, Maine) is a singer-songwriter and one man band with many miles behind him. He spent his childhood in Western New York and began writing songs while playing on the street to survive in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007. Since then he has been writing music at a frenetic pace while touring the US, Canada, Ireland and Spain, sharing the stage with Justin Townes Earle, The Weather Station and many more. In 2017 he released his third album “Motorhome” (Son Canciones), with 10 songs written while he travelled around the US in his motorhome.
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Zoe Boekbinder (New Orleans, USA) is a singer-songwriter and queen of her own universe. She released her first album in 2005 with the band Vermillion Lies, and has not stopped making music and touring ever since. She has recorded an album with prisoners of New Folsom Prison and has collaborated with Ani DeFranco and Amanda Palmer.
Dustin Hamman (Portland, USA) is the singer and leader of the American indie-soul-folk band Run On Sentence. He has released three critically acclaimed albums and he has toured extensively around the USA and Europe.
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Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.
A Singer of Songs started out in 2008 as a treatment against severe heartbreak for Lieven Scheerlinck, a Belgian residing in Barcelona. Since then he has released 5 studio albums and two collaborative EP’s with Withered Hand and Tiny Ruins. He has toured the better parts of Spain and Europe, playing music that has been compared by the press to Low, Vic Chesnutt, Sparklehorse, snowflakes falling in slow motion and a blanket on a cold night.