Annie Moses Band to release new album
Published 27 July 2012 | ASSIST News Service
Annie Moses Band soars to new heights with their new release, Pilgrims & Prodigals, which will be available nationwide on 25 September.
The two-disc CD/DVD package is a collection of songs that explores the timeless theme of roaming and redemption. In support of the upcoming project, the band will be seen on PBS stations around the US starting in October in their Pilgrims & Prodigals Public Television concert that will air throughout the fall.
The Annie Moses Band is a family act made up of six siblings, along with their parents Bill and Robin, who spearhead the group. Annie Wolaver serves as the lead vocalist and violin player, Alex Wolaver accompanies on vocals and violin, Benjamin Wolaver on the cello, Camille Wolaver plays the harp and keyboard, Gretchen Wolaver performs the violin and mandolin and Jeremiah Wolaver handles the Classical and electric guitar.
Collectively, Annie Moses Band has developed 13 diverse tracks blending the captivating styles of classical, jazz, folk and Celtic. Eight songs on the album were written or co-written by members of the group. Five other tunes receive inventive re-imaginings that bring fresh new seasonings to familiar standards like "Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim" and "Girl of Constant Sorrow." The project also includes two pop cover songs - "Love Song" (Elton John) and "I Got a Name" (Jim Croce).
"Pilgrims & Prodigals is based on the idea that everyone in the world is going somewhere," said Alex Wolaver, who for the first time shares lead vocalist duties with his sister Annie. "We're all on a personal journey. We are all either someone who's finding our way back home or we're someone who's running away from home. Every song on this album tells one of those two stories."
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Alex teamed up with award-winning producer Michael Omartian (Christopher Cross, Michael Bolton, Amy Grant,) to produce the new project that was originally imagined nearly a decade ago. The album is being packaged as a double-disc set, containing the CD plus a companion DVD showcasing the Annie Moses Band performing the entire album in concert.
"Video is very important to us, because what we do as the Annie Moses Band is very visual," said Annie Wolaver. "By including the live concert DVD with the album, people can see us performing and playing each song on the album."
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