Joyful Banner Blazing evokes some mesmerizing historical and emotional moments, wrapped in compelling musical flourishes. – Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal
What a privilege to now share the new album with the world on all digital platforms and good ol’ vintage CD. Immense gratitude to all involved in the making of Joyful Banner Blazing!
Producer Shannon Johnson (also on violin, harmony vocals, arrangements) and all the singers and musicians who contributed their superb talents and creative energy to making the album: Solon McDade (upright bass, arrangements), Jeremiah McDade (whistles, saxophone, horn arrangements) with special guests: Audrey Ochoa (trombone), Joel Gray (trumpet), Curtis Appleton (banjo, harmony), Jeff Bradshaw (pedal steel), Andy Hillhouse (acoustic guitar, arrangements), Byron Myhre (acoustic guitar), Campbell Wallace (highland bagpipes) with harmony vocals from Debbie Houle, Dawn Cross and Dana Wylie.
Joyful Banner Blazing was engineered, and mixed by Terry Tran at The Audio Department (Edmonton), with some additional engineering by Scott Franchuk at Riverdale Recorders (Edmonton) and mastered by João Carvalho, Carvalho Mastering (Toronto). Jeff Sylvester at Cut+Paste (Edmonton) designed the album artwork.
Tremendous thanks also to the following for supporting this project:
• the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts
• the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton
Purchase Joyful Banner Blazing here or from your local independent record store.
Or download or stream from your favourite digital platform.