Peter Broderick & Friends play Arthur Russell LP

Peter Broderick


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  It all began in summer 2017 when Peter Broderick's former Efterklang bandmate Rasmus Stolberg invited him to perform at his new festival in Denmark, with the specific idea that Peter would play an entire set of Arthur Russell songs. As a long-time lover of Arthur’s work, Peter immediately accepted the invitation and began to learn a collection of Russell songs. Stolberg put together a band of Danish musicians to join Broderick on stage, and the festival performance went off without a hitch. Immediately after, Peter starting receiving invitations from other festivals, asking for the same thing — a full set of Arthur Russell songs. Even Arthur’s long-time partner Tom Lee took notice of these performances of Arthur’s work, and reached out to Peter personally. It wasn’t long before Broderick was invited to examine some of Russell’s archival work, and asked to do audio restoration work on the old tapes. Peter’s strong love for Arthur’s work grew exponentially as he dove into the psyche of his hero, listening to hours and hours of unreleased material. He discovered that some of his favourite Russell songs have yet to be heard by the masses, and felt inspired to learn some of these tunes himself. It was inevitable that Peter would record an album... more credits released December 25, 2018 A Two Peters Production Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Broderick and Peter McLaughlin Cover painting by Tom Lee Layout by Rutger Zuydervelt Songs by Charles Arthur Russell Jr. Published by Echo & Feedback Newsletter Music (ASCAP) Peter Broderick - sings and plays guitars, violin, piano, synths, bass & percussion Peter McLaughlin - plays drums & percussion on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6 & 9, and sings on track 9 David Allred - plays trumpet on tracks 3 & 9 Ora Cogan - sings on tracks 5 & 9 Hamilton Belk - plays pedal steel on tracks 4 & 6 Rachel Henry - sings on tracks 4 & 10 Beau Lisy - plays percussion on tracks 2, 4 & 9 Jerusha Neely - sings on tracks 4 & 9 Daniel O’Sullivan - plays bass on tracks 2 & 3 Brigid Mae Power - sings on track 2 Seán Power - speaks on track 6

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