Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson have posted us news of the release of a new album If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed, an album of old-timey banjo & fiddle duets. It comprises 17 traditional songs and tunes, which they have learned from a variety of sources – mainly musicians long gone.
The CD is available from CDBaby and Menzies Stringed Instruments and shortly from County Sales and Elderly Instruments. It will also be available through iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, eMusic and other purveyors of fine mp3s as well.
This album was recorded, direct to stereo, over the course of a few months in our homes, not always under the most sanitary of sound conditions; the sirens on ‘Sugar Baby’ for example. Luckily, they fit the song. Otherwise what you hear is unadulterated fiddle & banjo, as we played it. There’s nothing quite like working a tune out with someone, tight, and then playing it for all it’s worth. There’s a trade-off with the liberties you can take when you’re on your own but it has advantages – CD Liner Notes
To listen to samples and get more information on the album from their website.