Mayfly: Sweet is the Morning
Katie Trautz (fiddle, vocals, guitar, banjo), and Julia Wayne (mandolin, vocals, guitar, banjo) have just released a new album of harmony vocals and folk instrumentals, influenced by southern appalachian old-time, new england blues, ballads, shape-note, and soul music. The album was mixed and mastered by Dirk Powell, with a special addition of his banjo playing on two songs. This is their second album release, the first album sold out in 2010 and is only available on itunes and amazon.com. Order your new Mayfly CD today, limited number available.
'The CD is full of luscious examples of two women who are absolutely comfortable singing together, whether accompanied by instruments or not, and it's a shivering delight to hear them harmonize. Their lovely a cappella version of A.P. Carter's "The Birds Are Singing of You" is as natural as breathing, and is one of the disc's highlights.....The release of Sweet Is the Morning is reason to celebrate. Wayne and Trautz are living proof that folk music is alive and well in Vermont and, happily, being played and nurtured by talented young musicians. Catch Mayfly live while you can, before we find that they're touring the world' - Robert Resnik, Vermont Public Radio, All the Traditions, Sevendays Magazine