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That is the question that has plagued our band for quite some time now. We have reported our work with Paul Provost. We have posted some tracks on reverbnation. Our friends and family have heard the complete E.P. but still no CD had materialized.
How can this be? Where is the finished product? Why no updates?
Our friends and family ask all four of us these questions every day. We haven’t been updating because what can we say? The more times we say “it’s almost done” the more that sounds like lip service. Here I go anyway.
It’s almost done.
This has been quite the learning experience for our band. We learned how a band like ours makes a record working with Paul. We learned how the tiniest details can hault production. We learned how early art work, press, merchandise and promotion should occur in the process.
We are still a few weeks from the actual release. The art has been decided. The inside text has been decided. Our photos, the design and layout have all been determined. We are simply waiting for the mastering to be completed(any second now) and then it’s manufacturing.
The E.P. will be ready before festival season. We’ve missed some opportunities not having it completed yet. We have learned our lesson. We’ve already put thought into our next E.P. We want to demonstrate what we’ve learned on this first CD. We are very proud of what we’ve created. We are grateful for Paul, Terrence, Amycakes, Jesse and each other for the hard work given to the project. We hope you feel it was worth the wait.
Set your alarms. It’s almost time to Wake Up and Sage!
It’s a new year, and we’re ready to WAKE UP AND SAGE all over again! 2012 was an incredible year for us, and we’re grateful for all the love and support we’ve received at every step of our journey, but we’ve got our sights set on 2013! Our long-anticipated debut EP, “Wake Up and Sage,” is almost done (FINALLY!) Paul Provost from Muselodge Recording Studios has done some beautiful work with us and we are so excited to show you all the finished product!
To start the new year off right, we’d like to thank everyone who has helped us get this far! We are truly blessed!
We are off to record with Paul Provost again. We are excited to to be working with him on this project and we love the results we’ve gotten so far. Can’t wait until it’s done so we can share it with all of you. In the mean time check out Paul’s band Jubilee Gardens by clicking the picture above. Off to the studio!
Secret Sage On The Radio!
We had such an awesome experience this week. Nick Noble from the Folk Revival on 90.5 WICN let us come down to the studio and play live on the air! This was such an unbelievable experience for us. The studio was so nice. The team there was so professional. The cookies were delicious. We got to sign a pillar in the studio. Our name isn’t written far from Linda Ronstadt’s! The entire experience is something we are grateful for. Nick has been so good to our band-family. He’s been playing “The Motorcycle Song” for a few months now. For a chance to catch Secret Sage on the radio check out the Folk Revival on 90.5 WICN every Thursday from 7-11:00pm.
Secret Sage got to play the MFE Halloween Bash this year. Knowing we had to do something special Maura came up with the idea of dressing as the Wizard of Oz characters. Tom was Scarecrow, Dani was Dorothy, Maura was Tin Man and Craig was the Cowardly Lion. The costumes looked great. Dani got herself a new pair of red converse all-stars in case she needed to click her heals together to get home. Maura made her costume, complete with a heart pocket sown on the inside of her jacket. She also turned her bow into an ax. When she used it it looked like she was sawing her bass. Tom found the most perfect hat making him a very convincing scarecrow. Mama Kate made Craig look like the real king of the forest. She made his cape and crown. He made his own beard.
We learned a bunch of Oz tunes. Everybody sang a song by their likeness. We Put Oz references into our usual repertoire, and wrote a new song called “Bridge Jam” about our Wormtown experiences and we sampled the “Winkie Chant.” MFE and Disc Jam allowed us to be the traveling band at the Halloween Bash. There was two secret stages set up just for us and we played all night in between great bands. We moved between the two stages up and down the stairs all night. Donna Jean Godchaux from the Grateful Dead headlined and we played right ahead of her set. It was a great night top to bottom.
October marks a year for this band. We celebrated with a Famfest where we played for our friends and families on a lake with too much food. We’ve been so lucky and want everyone to know we’re grateful. We’ve had such amazing experiences together and couldn’t have done it without support. We look forward to more Wormtowns, bridge jams, late night diners, Famfests, camping trips and Halloween Bashes. We believe this band can continue to take us places we’ve never been before. Even somewhere over the rainbow.
We’re off to sage the Wizard!!!
We are pleased to report that we are heading into the studio today! We are wicked excited to say the least. Our plan is to record six songs and assemble an E.P. We are thrilled to learn as much as we can about the process together as a band. Having a professional recording is crucial for us to make our next round of goals. We are asked constantly if we have a CD’s available. We can’t wait to say “YES.”
We are recording with Paul Provost. A very talented local musician, Paul may best be known as the Keyboardist for Jubilee Gardens. He also host the Blues Jam @ Dunny’s Tavern in East Brookfield every Sunday. He is well versed in recording acoustic music. The quality of the Jubilee Garden records assured us he is our guy.
We can’t wait to share our results with you all. Thanks for supporting us up to this point. Each new experience we have strengthens our resolve for this band. Glad to have all of you along on the journey. We’ll let you know how it goes…
Check out Paul Provost with his band Jubilee Gardens. You shan’t be disappointed.
Amy ‘Amycakes’ did us a huge favor and took some great photographs of us at Wormtown. We feel so lucky to have had her turn her great eye towards us. Since the beginning she’s been wonderful to this band. She’s given us pictures, kazoos and her feet on the dance floor. Click the picture to check out her Facebook and see how gifted she is with that camera of hers. If you want photos taken, she’s your girl. These aren’t just pictures. They’re art.
Wormtown was a dream come true. We had such an awesome experience as a band. Playing the Riverworm Stage was a blast. We got to play to our biggest crowd yet. Our buddy Jeff Williams from Ready Set Flo came up and played with us. We camped together. We drank together. We saw great bands together. We played music together. We burned sage together!
We had an incredible experience Saturday night. We decided to play by the foot bridge that takes you towards the Riverworm Stage. The spirit was awake in the band. We felt truly connected to each other and to each person that passed by us. We felt well received and grateful. We sang, we played, we danced. So many familiar faces encouraged us as they passed by or lingered. So many new faces danced and sang with us. Some just smiled as they passed but everybody was part of it. It’s the best gig we’ve ever played and it was totally a spur of the moment notion. Wormtown!
The band learned so much at the festival. We talked with people who where able to guide us on what steps to take next. Being in the presence of so many good bands in one place gave us a clear view of what needs to be done. What steps to take. We received great advice from people we admire and we’re ready for the next phase. We’re gonna keep working on this and make it better and better.
We brought kazoo’s with our name on them and they sold out at the merch-booth. We handed out hundreds of Secret Sage flyers. We met so many people. Maura burned sage for people at the river early Sunday morning. We jammed with a rapper, a banjo player, a gorilla, a harmonica player, guitarist, drummers…the list goes on and on. We played at our campsite. We played at friends campsites. We played while dancing across the festival. We played in a tube. We played at the community fire. We played by the river. We played by the bridge. We played under the bridge. We played on a box. We played in our socks. We sure did love the Wormtown Stage. We sure are happy in Secret Sage!
The MFE Rockin’ Roast II is Saturday September 22, 2012 @ Chooch’s in N. Brookfield, Ma. It goes all day from 1pm till close but we’ll be on from 5-6:15. Maura is away so her brother Rich is filling in on bass for us. We had a great rehearsal with him and we’re looking forward to jamming out with him at the Roast. We love it when family steps in and plays with us.
Later that same night we’ll be @ Luthiers Co-op in East Hampton @ 8:00pm. It’s a wicked cool room. It’s a bar/music store. Last time we were there we ordered guitar strings and a beer at the same time!
We are so grateful for all the support we’ve been getting. We’re sending all of our love right back to you. Grateful for Wormtown. Ready for phase 2. Awake.
That’s why you sage!
We’ve got our time for the the Wormtown Music Festival.
We’ll be playing at 9:30 pm Friday September 14th on the Riverworm stage.
We are so excited. The entire Wormtown experience has been fantastic. We had a ton of fun @ each round of the battles. We’ve seen some great bands, met some cool people, and have been given a great opportunity. We’re grateful.
Congratulations to B.A. Dario, 2012 Wormtown Battle of the Bands winners. B.A. Dario and Full Atoms played the finals with us and are also going to the festival. We’re looking forward to catching both their sets!
Thanks to Wormtown. Thanks to the Captain. Thanks to the Mill. Thanks to all the other bands. Thanks to our FAMbase. See you all @ Wormtown!