Joe Rian – Switchyard Sessions
This full length album is dripping in pedal steel, banjo, accordion and all things Americana. These two very special session are finally being unvaulted and combined into the complete Switchyard Sessions LP. One terrific record!
Session One was recorded at the Switchyard in Bloomington Indiana during presidents day weekend 2012. This session included Joe and his not yet wife Sheila Bertoletti on Accordion, Piano, Organ and backing Vocals; Ryan Payton on Bass, Mandolin and Banjo: Jason Payton on Guitars; Timothy J.W. Baker on Drums and Banjo, Matt Lundquist on Pedal Steel and Resonator Guitar, Laura Wanner on Backing Vocals.
Five years, a marriage, new house and two children later Sessions Two was recorded in 2017 on Martin Luther King weekend. The exact same lineup broke bread again. In addition to the original crew additional tracks were added to the song “Pray”. Featuring Jim Parks (Jimbo Delta) on Slide Guitar, Harry Zirbes on Hammond B3 organ and Perrin Stamatis on Percussion.
Expertly Recorded by “The Captain” Jaime Gartelos | Produced by Joe Rian and Jaime Gartelos | Expertly Mastered by Jason McCully at Arkbarn in Indianapolis, IN | Cover Photo: Laura Wanner | © 2019 Mr Bridgeport Records ASCAP#540777148 | All Songs ℗ 2019 Ryan, Joseph Michael ASCAP#538885891 | 2019 Mr Bridgeport Records ASCAP#540777148 9211 South Ridgeway Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805. Email: Joe@JoeRian.com