Baldwin’s own Sassafrass release Celtic infused CDOct
Sassy Yew & Aye is a fresh breeze of music inspired from across the pond
Jo Billups and Karen Harvill (pictured) of Sassafrass reached back into their Celtic roots across the pond for inspiration when recording their new release. Sassy Yew & Aye is a fresh breeze of music that fully reflects their Welsh, Scottish and Irish influences.
The new collection of tunes celebrates true Irish history with a song about the legendary female pirate, Grace O’ Malley. Another song, River of Fire, is about the worst disaster in Dublin’s history, when the whiskey warehouse burned down. Wind in the Gate is a beautiful song that feature authentic Welsh phrases of love.
Let’s go down to the Sea Again invites you for a walk by the Scottish Seaside and Change takes you to the Clinking Stone where the locals say a duel was fought over a lassie. You can really feel the Celtic culture woven throughout the lyrics and the music throughout Sassy Yew & Aye, which is receiving great reviews and radio play in England
Sassy Yew & Aye was recorded at Baldwin County’s Admiral Bean studio with the incredibly talented Anthony Crawford engineering and producing the CD with a special emphasis on capturing Sasssafrass’s time honored harmonies.
Catch Karen and Jo at next month’s Frank Brown International Songwriters festival.