Our lives revolved around the making of this album for 11 months – we hope you like it!
This lovingly created album will surprise the listener with a mood-altering selection of song styles ranging from true folk, to pop, to country to art songs to sing-along songs with huge choruses.
It also features some tasty guitar licks by guest artist Ryan Hupman.
A truly “made with love” project, the recording began with several winter sessions near Wolfville upon the suggestion of Shelburne’s own Hupman Brothers who brought in bass, drums and some free-ranging guitars to compliment the Twins’ organic sound. After that the basic tracks were brought back to Shelburne’s Harbourtone Productions where violin, viola, cello, harp, upright bass, wind instruments, mandolin, ukulele, keyboards, a myriad of percussion and more vocals were added.
Drifters and Dreamers will take you on a time-travelling, story unraveling journey that you’ll never forget [even with therapy]. But seriously, come join us as we go adventuring on a musical raft going back in time. If you want a tender love song, we got it, if you want a rousing sea-faring number, we got it, if you want something new to sing along with – you’ve landed on the right page. Our harmonies are our specialty but we have a full folky ensemble joining us on 6-string 12-string and 4 string guitars, cello, dulcimer, banjo, violin, mandolin, upright bass, flutes, whistles, accordion, percussion, etc. No synths, no drum machines – all instruments on this album are ACOUSTIC cause that’s what we love. Some of the songs were literally years in the writing and, after 5 months of practically living in a recording studio – we hope you’ll enjoy the results of our efforts. Produced by the Twins and Alex Buchanan of HarbourTone with kind assistance from Jude Pelley.
Sweet Transitions offers up a lush selection of truly original acoustic folksongs in a wide variety of styles from retro to renaissance, from dixieland to modern all with carefully crafted lyrics, singable melodies and fresh guy/gal harmonies. Produced by Paul Mills, Toronto.