Crimson Calling members:
Michelle Aldrich - Lead vocals, all songs. Keyboard, all songs. Violin on "Sugar". Background vocals on "You're Telling a Lie" and "Sugar".
Laura Fairweather - Background vocals on "Move On", "Sunshine", "Ain't Gonna Wear Me Down", and "Another Joe Blow". 12-string Guitar on "Move On", "Sunshine", and "Another Joe Blow. Bass on "Aint Gonna Wear Me Down".
Kathy Christofferson - Lead guitar on "You're Telling a Lie" and "Sugar"
All words/music written by Michelle Aldrich
Thank you to the additional talented musicians who assisted us. All musicians created their own individual instrumental arrangements.
Jef Cierniak - Lead guitar on "Move On", Sunshine", "Aint' Gonna Wear Me Down", and "Another Joe Blow".
Bass on "Move On", "Sunshine", and "Another Joe Blow"
Scott Fairweather - Drums on "Move On", "Sunshine", "Ain't Gonna Wear Me Down", and "Another Joe Blow".
Rafe Viscasillas - Drums on "You're Telling a Lie".
Robert Hilstrom - Drums on "Sugar".
Hammond organ on "Move On".
Additional keys/strings on "Aint Gonna Wear Me Down".
Percussion on "Another Joe Blow", "You're Telling a Lie", and "Sugar".
Acoustic Guitar on "You're Telling a Lie and "Sugar".
Bass on "You're Telling a Lie" and "Sugar".
Wurlitzer on "Sugar".
All songs recorded at BryteSpot Audio Recording: http://www.brytespot.com/
Michelle Aldrich learned how to play the piano and the violin as a child, but stopped playing music shortly after high school. In 2010, after not playing music for over 25 years, she purchased a used keyboard, and began playing some basic chords again. By 2011, she began writing some original songs. She is inspired and influenced by songwriters of the early and mid-1970's whose songs seem to blend elements of country, rock, and soul together. These artists include Jackson Browne, Carole King, and Warren Zevon, among others. Her goal is to continue to write and share her songs through her own performances, or through the arrangements and performances of others.
Laura “Feather” Fairweather has been a music lover since she can remember. It all started when her family spent hours singing and dancing around a player piano in her grandparent’s basement. It didn’t take long for music to become a necessary part of Laura’s life! Laura became interested in playing guitar at a young age and taught herself basic chords. She took a few lessons but she mostly enjoyed the “therapeutic” benefits of playing for herself and small groups of friends and family. As she met other musicians, she was able to collaborate and expand her skills and interests. Early on, Laura was also drawn to keeping rhythm as she instinctively banged on pots, pans and toy drums. It was only natural for her to choose percussion when joining the school band. As percussion stays in the blood, Laura will still be seen banging on the steering wheel with the radio, playing air drums, tapping a cadence on the table, or spinning stick-like objects in her fingers. Everyone knows, once a percussionist, always a percussionist! Today, Laura will often join the Music Therapists on both guitar and percussion at the long term care facility where she works in St. Paul, MN. She also enjoys jumping in on random jam sessions with co-workers and friends in bands. Laura has been excited to be a part of the birth of Crimson Calling, and looks forward to various musical experiences in her life.
Kathy Christofferson: Bio coming soon....