& THE GARDEN
& THE GARDEN
Acoustic, Orchestral, Uncommon Americana.
Near constant three-part harmony, a soaring string section, and topics ranging from new love to climate change. For the debut Stackhouse & The Garden album, fiddler Collin Stackhouse brought together powerhouse performers from the West Coast in a whirlwind September week. Mutual friends met on a Monday, and by Sunday evening had recorded a new album.
Hottest Summer Yet is one part pop-songwriter collaboration, one part old-time music, and one part an experiment in time-based art.
Planted firmly in Portland Oregon, but with roots extending to hometowns in Alaska, LA, and places in between. Stackhouse’s songwriting blends perfectly with the honey-sweet harmonies of LA singer Emily Anderson and Portland's Julay Brooks. Erin Esses of Bellingham and Joe Pomianek of Portland round out the album, with cello and mandolin. Collin's vocals unapologetically cut to the heart of the matter, in a sea of rich harmonies and sweeping instrumental lines.
Mystical folk pop rife with poignant lyricism and stark honesty. Harmonies unafraid of tension and release.
"Of the moment." "Weird and beautiful."
-Dana White, Specialized Mastering -Nicholas, sound guy, Alberta Street Pub