There was a gorgeous feature on my pal and beautiful singer Ingrid Graudins in the North Shore Magazine (Chicago) recently... just wanted to give her a shout out. (page 24!)
You may remember Ingrid from our records and tours together. She is the sublime and tender harmony on Plumb and ten cent wings, and Live. You can hear her on "Paris" supporting those wrenching choruses, and on "Landmine" jamming over and over again on the big outro. (We must have overdubbed at least twenty tracks of ourselves HEY YEAH-ing in the living room when we recorded that one!!)
When we sang "In the Gloaming" together - chills. The version of it on the Live record was recorded at the Park West in Chicago. I think Ingrid's mom Ruta was in the audience. She had told Ingrid to "take off their socks." She did!!
She would watch me like a hawk when we were first learning something. She'd cop the way I sang my words so that our syllables would match, our diction... but her pitch and timbre were the thing that just slayed me. She has this heartbreak purity in her tone. When she sings it just pulls you right in to layers and layers of experience. And then when her voice wraps around yours in harmony? It's a perfect blend.
Cheers Ingrid Graudins! And congratulations on your success at the SPACE!!!!