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A Beauty in Her Day

by Wildwood Park

Hailing from Walla Walla, Washington, Wildwood Park showcases the song-craft of brothers and veteran songwriters Aaron and Jesse Burgess and features the vocals and violin of Anna Okada Burgess, Jesse's 19-year-old daughter.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. I Dreamed I Was a Big House
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2. I Want the Wild World
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3. My Love, My Darlin'
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4. Distant Respects
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5. Would You Like to Dance
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6. Petals Floating
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7. Love Now
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8. Mr. Old Gray Sky
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9. Gloomy December Day
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10. Cold, Cold Wind
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11. Old Friend
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12. Very Well
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13. It's All Right Not to Make It Through
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wildwood Park Releases Debut CD
 The indie folk-rock band, Wildwood Park, released its debut CD, “A Beauty in Her Day” at a special event at Walla Walla’s Gesa Powerhouse Theatre on October 30th at 7:30. The show featured San Francisco producer and virtuoso pedal steel guitarist Bruce Kaphan, as well as other special musical guests.
Hailing from Walla Walla, Washington, Wildwood Park showcases the song-craft of brothers and veteran songwriters Aaron and Jesse Burgess and features the vocals and violin of Anna Okada Burgess, Jesse's 19-year-old daughter. Anna, a classically-trained violinist, singer, and Celtic fiddler, released a solo CD (“Spring in Brassica”) at age 14, and at 15 she performed in the exclusive National High School Honors Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York. Drummer Dov Friedman completes the quartet.
 Wildwood Park's sound is autumnal and rich. The songs are sad and hopeful, emotionally mature, featuring delicate melodies reminiscent of John Lennon's lyrical songs. Most songs on “A Beauty in Her Day" feature Anna's exquisite and passionate violin work. Her singing is finely textured, intimate, and free of the affectations so often found in singers in the indie folk-rock scene. 
  Wildwood Park’s songs are clearly influenced by folk rock music from the late 60s and early 70s: from Nick Drake to the Beatles, from Neil Young to Bob Marley, yet the band’s music is fresh and new. The subject matter ranges from spiritual epiphany, to love lost, to a story of a homeless man's last hours on the cold streets of a sleeping city.
  Wildwood Park began working with engineer, producer, and pedal steel guitar virtuoso Bruce Kaphan in 2014. In addition to being a remarkable multi-instrumentalist, film composer, and seasoned producer, Mr. Kaphan is a sought-after recording engineer who regularly publishes in major recording magazines. He has contributed enormously to Wildwood Park's CD.
Finally, a delightful and welcome addition to the Wildwood Park’s roster of musicians is the appearance of internationally-acclaimed ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, who plays stunningly on “Petals Floating”, a song about the drowning of a dear friend in the 2011 Japan Tsunami.
WILDWOOD PARK
Anna Okada Burgess Aaron Burgess Jesse Burgess Dov Friedman
Additional Musicians
Bruce Kaphan Jake Shimabukuro John Hanes Charles Rose Michael Simon Doug Scarborough Nic Castoldi
I Dreamed I Was a Big House
Lyrics – Aaron; Music – Jesse
Anna: vocals, violin, viola
Jesse: guitar, piano, electric bass, shaker Bruce Kaphan: pedal steel
Charles Rose: upright bass
I Want the Wild World
Song – Aaron
Anna: vocal, violin
Jesse: piano, bass
Aaron: high-strung guitar Nic Castoldi: drums John Hanes: drums
My Love, My Darlin’
Song – Aaron w/Jesse
Anna: vocals, violin
Jesse: piano, high-strung guitar, bass Aaron: guitar
Dov: drums
Bruce Kaphan: pedal steel, sleigh bells
Distant Respects
Song – Aaron
Anna: vocal, violin
Jesse: guitar
Charles Rose: upright bass
Would You Like to Dance?
Song – Aaron
Jesse: orgel, piano, organ, acoustic guitar, bass, tambourine
Anna: vocals
Aaron: electric guitar
Dov: percussion Bruce Kaphan: shaker John Hanes: drums
Petals Floating (for Hiroko, 11 March 2011)
Song – Aaron w/Jesse & Anna
Anna: vocal
Jesse: piano
Jake Shimabukuro: ukulele
Love Now
Song – Aaron w/Jesse
Anna: vocal
Aaron: high-strung guitar
Jesse: piano
Bruce Kaphan: tamboura, finger cymbals, santoor, pedal steel, processed sounds
Mr. Old Gray Sky
Song – Aaron w/Jesse
Anna: vocal, violin Jesse: piano, bass, drums Aaron: guitar
Gloomy December Day
Song – Aaron w/Jesse
Anna: vocals, violin Jesse: guitars, bass, bells Aaron: high-strung guitar Dov: drums
Cold, Cold Wind
Song – Aaron w/Jesse
Anna: vocals, violin
Jesse: piano, electric guitar, tambourine Dov: drums
Michael Simon: upright bass
Bruce Kaphan: pedal steel
Old Friend
Song – Aaron
Anna: vocal, violin
Jesse: guitars, bass, drums Dov: drums
Very Well
Song – Aaron
Anna: vocal Jesse: guitar
It's All Right Not to Make it Through
Song – Aaron
Anna: vocal
Jesse: guitar, piano
Dov: drums
Charles Rose: upright bass Doug Scarborough: trombone
All tracks arranged by Wildwood Park except Love Now (arrangement Bruce Kaphan & Wildwood Park)
Recorded by Jesse Burgess at Ponanji & by Bruce Kaphan at Niagara Falls.
Additional engineering by Michael Simon (Coffee Ring Studios).
Mixed by Jesse Burgess and Bruce Kaphan. Produced by Wildwood Park & Bruce Kaphan.
Mastered by David Glasser.
CD concept & design: Dov Friedman. CD layout: Todd Telander (www.telandergallery.com).
All selections © 2015, Ponanji Music, LLC (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Made in the USA.

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Horace F. Bullpickle

Phenomenal new album...
Hailing from Walla Walla, Washington, Wildwood Park showcases the song-craft of brothers and veteran songwriters Aaron and Jesse Burgess and features the vocals and violin of Anna Okada Burgess, Jesse's 19-year-old daughter. Drummer Dov Friedman completes the quartet. Wildwood Park's sound is autumnal and rich. The songs are sad and hopeful, emotionally mature, featuring delicate melodies reminiscent of John Lennon's lyrical songs. Most songs on “A Beauty in Her Day" feature Anna's exquisite and passionate violin work. Her singing is finely textured, intimate, and free of the affectations so often found in singers in the indie folk-rock scene. Wildwood Park’s songs are clearly influenced by folk rock music from the late 60s and early 70s: from Nick Drake to the Beatles, from Neil Young to Bob Marley, yet the band’s music is fresh and new. The subject matter ranges from spiritual epiphany, to love lost, to a story of a homeless man's last hours on the cold streets of a sleeping city. A delightful and welcome addition to the Wildwood Park’s roster of musicians is the appearance of internationally-acclaimed ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, who plays stunningly on “Petals Floating”, a song about the drowning of a dear friend in the 2011 Japan Tsunami.
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