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River Run Wide

by Alex Sturbaum

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"River Run Wide" is the debut solo album from Seattle-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Alex Sturbaum.


released June 23, 2017

Alex Sturbaum: lead vocals, guitar, bouzouki, button accordion, bodhran
Brian Lindsay: fiddle, low whistle, tenor banjo, vocals
Arthur Davis: banjo, vocals
Donal Sheets: bass, cello, vocals
Ness Smith-Savedoff: percussion, vocals
Colin Lindsay: fiddle, concertina
Cam St. Louis: flute, tin whistle, vocals
Cat Fox: vocals
David Kessler: vocals
Helen Gilbert: vocals
Sonya Kaufman: vocals

Alex played a Santa Cruz guitar, a Nick Apollonio bouzouki, a Paolo Soprani button accordion, a Mowry octave mandolin, and a Roundstone bodhran.
Arthur played a Bart Reiter banjo.
Brian played a John Silakowski five-string fiddle, an MK low whistle, and a Gibson banjo.
Cam played a Peter Noy D flute, a Tony Millyard F flute, and a Carbony whistle.
Colin played a Johannes Bruckner fiddle and a Wheatstone concertina.
Donal played a Jay Haide cello and a German flatback bass.
Ness played a Christian Degan djembe and a Meinl doumbek.

Produced by Alex Sturbaum and Gerard Hranek
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gerard Hranek at AcousticPrism Studios
Album art by Amy Bogard
Layout and Design by Brian Lindsay

Thanks to: Gerard Hranek for his hard work and guidance; all the musicians who lent their talent to this album (especially Gallimaufry, who came all the way from the East Coast to Seattle to be part of this project); Amy Board for the album art; Brian for the layout and for being my partner in crime; Tony Mates for the lend of the bass, Daisy Shangrow for the cello, and Rebekah Graham and Madeline de Mahy for the percussion assortments; the many great musicians I’ve played with and learned from over the years; my parents, for all the instruments, education, and
encouragement; and of course to Rae, for everything.

This album was made possible with the help of 139 Kickstarter backers. Of those backers, I would like to extend additional thanks to John Woodard, Raphael Bivas, Becky Deryckx, and Patrick Hayes.


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Alex Sturbaum Seattle, Washington

Alex Sturbaum is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, based in Olympia, Washington. They perform solo as well as with Countercurrent, Gallimaufry, and the Waxwings, and produce the Vashon Sessions.

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