Wisconsin’s own, singer/songwriter Derek Ramnarace
Recording “The Farmhouse Sessions”, outside rural Wonewoc, Wi.
The debut album for Old Soul Society
We tried to keep it light in this episode for our old friend Derek. Who has been working endlessly with his band to print, promote and perform their new works, “The Farmhouse Sessions”. It was a bit serendipitous for me (Matt) to find out that they recorded this album roughly 5 miles from where my brothers and I all grew up. Having played and pretended as a kid in nearly the same woods these recordings were made, a smile stretches across my now bearded face. I can imagine just how much fun this was to do.
Driving Miss. Norma https://www.facebook.com/DrivingMissNorma/?fref=ts -A 90 year old woman who isn’t afraid to live.
Doug and I discuss the formalities behind a proper head nod. -Who’s down for a left-sided hug?
Doug and I were able to record for the first time together in the same room. I was very excited for this for 2 reasons. 1. I just missed Doug’s lovely face. 2. I was able to have my 16 year old daughter Laney listen in and observe the session.
Derek was able to share with us the motivations behind a couple of tracks on the album. “Talkin’ In My Sleep”, and “Hurricane Heart” which we were able to play for you. We touched a bit on addiction along with Derek’s 2 years of sobriety. I am sure you will be able to hear a note of both in these songs.
All around, this was a really fun show to do. I ask Derek why he prefers playing barefoot and was able to share a rather funny anecdote about the bassist Andrew Steeno. We find out a little bit about guitar plugs and what the preferred use of them is. I ask both Doug and Derek who their first concert was but neither one was able to divulge. I am left with no other option than to assume that it was “the new kids on the block” and that they are both ashamed.
In all seriousness I have no doubt that our listeners and fans of OSS will have no trouble at all listening to this album from start to finish. With bringing in the keyboard and violin, Steeno’s rolling beats on bass, Ben’s steady hands on drums and Derek’s vocals coming from the depths of below. You’ll probably start it back over and listen to it again.
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Old Soul Society Album Release Party
March 19, 2016
High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin
“the farmhouse sessions”
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