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Pharis & Jason Romero Presents 'Tell 'Em You Were Gold' [Behind The Scenes Documentary]
Get an inside tour into the making of Pharis & Jason’s Romero's new album 'Tell ‘Em You Were Gold' on Smithsonian Folkways. Experimenting with a new-to-them process, the duo turned an old barn into a recording studio and used the sounds their banjos make as the inspiration for the songs on the album. Jason’s master banjo building, time in the banjo shop, life with kids and gardens, rivers, adventures and old musical friends are all part of the journey Directed, filmed, and edited by Eva Anandi Brownstein and Trent Freeman. Featuring Pharis & Jason Romero, John Reischman, John Raham, Indi Romero, Sy Romero, Grace Forrest, and Patrick Metzger. 'Tell 'Em You Were Gold' is available June 17, 2022, on CD and digital. The LP version, which features bonus tracks, will be available in late 2022/early 2023. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: Pharis and Jason Romero are pure craftspeople. A renowned banjo builder, Jason spent years developing his own personal designs, and on Tell ‘Em You Were Gold, his handmade instruments take center stage. Over a half dozen uniquely crafted banjos are played by the duo in the course of the album. There’s conviction and delicacy in this music, which ranges from duets that showcase the pair’s deep psychic and artistic connection to solo banjo meditations and full band romps. Recorded over six days in an old barn in Horsefly, British Columbia, the album displays the multiple Juno Award-winning duo playing music that is honest, direct, and reflective of life’s beauty and knottiness. Pharis & Jason Romero: Facebook: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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