You'll get a PDF with the album download link - Includes the full album, plus 7 bonus tracks not on streaming, digital album booklet & album cover.
....... If you knew you had 60 days before losing your favorite place on Earth, what would you do?
The 'Live In Lockdown' album series from Kerrville Newfolk-Winner Taylor Abrahamse is a real-life answer to that question - a joyous, raw & relentless celebration of creativity & friendship in the face of profound loss. Despite months of work resulting in the investors necessary to save his one of a kind, 7-room, 24-track professional recording studio (Silverthorn Studios), Taylor and studio co-founder Bryn Scott-Grimes were shocked to be suddenly tasked with their offer being declined, destroying the studio, and returning to their childhood homes with their finances, friend circle & clientele devastated. Two years of building, seven years of operation - gone in an instant.
In those manic final weeks, Taylor recorded versions of over 100 songs for 'Live In Lockdown' and other upcoming projects, including songs about the unconscionable recent events. This album is comprised of highlights from two back-to-back concerts March 6th, 2022. Most songs were only compiled from two live takes.
Additional mixing and promotion funds for the album were raised in a unique way - through small business album sponsors. These sponsors are given a shoutout (and sometimes custom jingles) by Taylor on a track, resulting in a perpetual ad for their contributions at the end of the record. Future Live In Lockdown releases intend to be funded in much the same way. as a way of small businesses and independent artists to 'lift each other up' in the face of powerful big business interests & monopolies that threaten independent business, and in many ways, every person's freedom and quality of life.
There is hope for the future of Silverthorn as well. Taylor has made an agreement with legendary Toronto venue Hugh's Room Live that is looking more promising by the day, if Hugh's Room can secure the necessary funds to buy an East-End Toronto Church, they have agreed to work with Taylor & Bryn to build Silverthorn Studios back even better as part of a non-profit arts & community center.
Most 'Live In Lockdown' concerts featured a keyboardist & Taylor on guitar and vocals, performing unreleased original songs.