Last month we went into Verge Music Lab with Toronto folk band The Rucksack Willies to try out an experimental recording session that Reuben had been wanting to try. Similar to the way Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings do their records, the idea would be to record  in a retro, minimalist style – limiting ourselves to 8 mics or less – to capture a raw, live-off-the-floor vibe.

When all was said and done we managed the entire session with only 4 mics. The Rucksacks performed two songs; a new track titled “Honey Harbour” written by front-woman Angie Hilts, and the traditional folk-song “Wild Mountain Thyme”.

If you’re in Toronto, you can catch The Rucksack Willies at their CD Release show tonight (June 7th) at the Dakota Tavern.

 

Check out photos from the studio session.

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