HARDCOPY – Float Downstream


HARDCOPY – Float Downstream


Album: Float Downstream

Release Date: February 28, 2010

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance – have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie’s solo debut Float Downstream (2010) was produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry. Sing Out! magazine reports “Solid song craft performed wonderfully end to end…Very strongly recommended.”

Track list:

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I Love My Honey
Float Downstream
How Did You Know
Dance Me
Maybe An Angel
Mistreated Mama/Yew Piney Mountain
One of These Days
Precious Days
Going Across the Sea
Home From Airy
Mardi Gras


All songs © 2010 Evie Ladin / Evil Diane Music, BMI except PD: I Love My Honey from Santford Kelly; Mistreated Mama from Dock Boggs / Yew Piney Mountain from Lester McCumbers; Going Across The Sea.

Produced by Mike Marshall with Keith Terry
Recorded at Megasonic Studios, Oakland, CA
Engineered & Mixed by Dave Luke, Mike Marshall, Jeff Cressman
Mastered by Ken Lee
Photos by Mike Melnyk
Design by Debbie Berne

Evie Ladin banjos, vocals
Mike Marshall guitar, mandolin
Todd Phillips bass
Keith Terry drums, percussion, bass harmonica
Matt Knoth guitar (7, 10, 13)
Karen Heil fiddle (7, 10, 13)
Suzy Thompson fiddle, accordion (11, 12)
Abby Ladin harmony vocals (10)
Amber Hines harmony vocals (3, 6, 7, 9)
Caleb Klauder harmony vocals (5)
Chris Webster harmony vocals (2, 4, 11, 12)
Dina Maccabee harmony vocals (1, 8, 9)
John R. Burr organ (2, 6)
Mark Summer cello (3)
Mike Rinta tuba (12)
Lloyd Maines dobro (5)