Eaux Claires

So amazing to be filled to the brim with delicious music for two full days and share it with my husband and children.  Humbled and inspired. Thanks to all the wonderful musicians and to Justin Vernon and everyone else who helped create an amazing showcase of music at the first Eaux Claires fest!  woot woot!

-Towers remain as you were, why make haste to update when Putnam trail is your escape.  Slip out in the night and down to the big rock, textured in names to meditate or plan your fate-

Mother Fool’s: a great first stop of our tour!

Great to see some old friends and loyal fans at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse in Madison, WI last Friday.  What a lovely listening room they’ve got going and terrific vegan soup to boot. Thanks to Mother Fool’s for having us and for all you Madison folks who came inside despite the spectacular weather and countless festivals outside.  We are grateful for your support.  Next stop, Art Bar Riverwest in Milwaukee, WI Sat. June 21st.

Thank You all who came out to support & celebrate our album release

What a great time at the Aster Cafe for our CD release.  Thank you everyone who came out and showed your lovely faces…you being there makes the sharing of music all that more fun. It was a special night for us and we are so grateful to you for sharing it with us! For those of you who couldn’t make it out, you can get the album right here on our website. Just scroll down and pick your favorite portal: CD baby, itunes or bandcamp.

Here is a little taste of the show.  Song:  a favorite cover we like to do…

What Fun at the Aster!

Thank you to old friends and new who came out to the Aster and shared the night with us! While making and sharing music isn’t about money for us, your support helped us get closer to our goal of finishing up the mastering process of our album.  It can be hard to make ends meet on a teacher’s salary and 5 insatiable bellies to feed. SO making a little cash while doing what we love is an extra bonus! What a great energy in the room on the 1st of Feb.  SO much fun and was all because of you!  We can’t wait to be back at The Aster Cafe for our CD release May 30th.  Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us!

Feb 1st @The Aster Cafe

This Minnesota winter has been Siberian.  All the more reason to get out and warm the soul with some music, delicious food and beverages at The Aster Cafe.  It’s a cozy venue with beautiful sound, situated just along the river.   We hope to see your beautiful faces and your friends’/family’s beautiful faces.  The cover proceeds, only $6, will help us finish the Mastering process on our forthcoming album.  So you’ll be contributing to art in a cozy relaxing, why-the-hell-not-go-out-on-a-Saturday-night kind of way.  See you and yours there!

The Happy Falder-oliday EP!

The Happy Falder-oliday EP features a few of our favorite Christmas songs which we recorded over a few nights a couple of years back. We’ve never released it, until now. It’s available to download at our website (TheFalderals.com). 100% of the money you pay (and you can choose any amount, or free!) goes right to Unbound, one of the best, top-rated, and most effective international child/elderly sponsorship charities out there (see what they do at www.cfcusa.org). Don’t miss track six, featuring a much younger Hayk singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Fall brings change and excitement!

So as we enter into autumn we enter into a season that represents change.  Although our bodies may want to start to hunker down, settle into a routine, winterize it’s important to be open to change and new opportunities, to stay flexible and willing to try new things. Why not reach out to another local musician, collaborate with someone new?  Challenge yourself and try out a new instrument.  In the spirit of change and collaboration we are wrapping up our latest album.  We are very excited about it! We’ve been working with Schoen Oslund(Idea Man Studios) and we’ve got a number of stellar musicians who performed on the album such as Shane Akers on dobro(The Dollys, Sister Shaw among several other incredible bands), Jim McGuinn Slusarek on dobro, lap steel, piano and Deke McCallum on uke).  Everybody has been working incredibly hard to finish this album and we are eternally grateful for all the perseverance and artistic expression that has been laid down.  Now, we just need a name for it!  If you have an idea, shoot us a message.

Looking Forward to July 20!

The Falderals are looking forward to July 20th in Duluth, when we will be playing at the Northwoods Music Festival with our full band, including support from Jim McGuinn and Derek McCallum. Hope the ticks and the mosquitoes are not too bad.  We just took the kids camping and got covered in deer ticks.  Here’s to summer’s in Minnesota!  Get outside anyway.