The new album is named for the former Moose Lodge, now a recording studio on Nashville’s outskirts, where Hip Bones recorded the first tracks and drank local moonshine with Grammy-winning engineer/producer Bil VornDick (Bela Fleck, Allison Krauss). Additional recording took place in Asheville, NC, Columbia, SC, San Francisco and Oakland, CA, with rappers Gift Of Gab and Preach Jacobs, legendary soul singer Sidney Barnes, vocalist Samantha Hyland and banjo-ist Andy Pond, joining bassists Jake Wolf and Shannon Hoover,
The project was mixed by engineer Jerry Stucker (Headhunters, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson) in San Francisco, CA.
Additional recording by Jeff Knorr (Asheville, NC) and Gavin Jones (San Francisco, CA).
Co-produced by woodwind man Gary Schwantes and drummer Robin Tolleson, the new album revisits tunes by Radiohead and The Grateful Dead, and features four dynamic compositions by Schwantes. “We always try to give our audience a chance to use their mind and heart and get out of it what they want,” says Tolleson.
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