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Bring You Ashore

by The Gatehouse Well

Celtic-Inspired Progressive Folk quartet from the Northern California coastline
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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1. Winter Has Come
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2. Little Liza Jane
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3. Asylum Seeker
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4. Into the Mystic
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5. Top of the World
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6. Tree Gap Set
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7. Lie with You
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8. A Slow Kiss
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9. Kaleidoscope Hearts
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10. Michael Goes Flatpickin' / Road to Errogie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Bring You Ashore " is The Gatehouse Well's second studio album

Performed By The Gatehouse Well
Produced by Dominic Romano
Recorded at Bongo Boy Studios in Mckinleyville, CA
Photography by Aleisha Bradley
Graphic Design by Foxglove Creative

The Gatehouse Well is a Progressive Folk band consisting of Dominic Romano (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Michael Dayvid (vocals, guitar, mandolin, whistle), Evan Morden (fiddle), and Nate Zwerdling (bass). Officially formed as a trio in 2016 in Humboldt County, California, The Gatehouse Well added upright bassist Nate Zwerdling after independently releasing their debut album And The Sparks Did Fly.

Dominic Romano and Evan Morden have been friends since childhood, performing at festivals, weddings, and on live radio throughout their formative years. This musical companionship continued across high school and college, and they took up professional performing in earnest. Their acts incorporated Dominic’s powerful original music, as well as Evan’s meaningful traditional songs and fiddle tunes.

Michael Dayvid entered the scene in 2015, working with Dominic at Bongo Boy Studio in McKinleyville to record a solo EP (Michael Dayvid, Tea & Secrets). Michael and Dominic immediately hit it off, having similar musical tastes and a shared love of songwriting and vocal arrangements. Over the next year, Michael performed with Dominic in various settings, and was soon introduced to Evan Morden.

In late 2016, Dominic, Michael, and Evan played their first gig together, and the sparks certainly did fly: there was an undeniable energy and joy that simply filled the room. After booking a few more performances, the untitled trio made their collaboration official. They spent several weeks using various placeholder names until they finally sat in a local café to craft a title that spoke to them: The Gatehouse Well.

The trio sprouted quickly in the Humboldt music scene. They played small venues and big festivals alike—Folklife Festival, Summer Arts & Music Festival, July 4th Jamboree, Northcoast Scots’ Highland Games, and more. They soon earned a residency at Gallagher’s Irish Pub in Eureka, where they continue to perform every 2nd Thursday. Their unapologetically romantic lyrics also made The Gatehouse Well a perfect summer wedding band (and it didn’t hurt that they could pull out a cello and instantly transform into a string trio!).

They began their first album And The Sparks Did Fly at Bongo Boy Studio in early 2017. The album included many crowd favorites (‘Tidal Disguise,’ ‘Oh My Love,’ ‘Calliope House Set’), as well as some rarely-heard numbers (‘The Goodship Hope,’ ‘Maggie’). The record was produced and engineered by Dominic Romano.

During the studio process, Dominic invited Nate Zwerdling to record upright bass. Nate had worked with Dominic as a session musician on past studio projects, and The Gatehouse Well was delighted to have him as a special guest. The connection was natural, and Nate had an excellent rhythmic ear for working with the band’s style. He began to play with the trio at certain events and festivals, and the group realized Nate provided an essential magic. In October 2017, they released And The Sparks Did Fly, and announced Nate as an official member.

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