Americana and folk sure are having their time to shine at the moment. With bands such as Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers leading the charge, it seems each day there’s a new song featuring a slight country twang. In all honesty, regardless of those out there who call this selling out, I couldn’t be happier about it. At the end of the day, it makes a whole slew of talented artists, artists like Willy Mason, more accessible to the mainstream — allowing them to hit a much larger audience and with it, fill larger venues and sell more records to support all they work so hard on. A couple months back, Willy Mason joined us at the Manhattan recording studio of Alex Sterling where we recorded two tracks off his 2012 album, Carry On, songs that stay very true to what folk music is and why it’s a genre that will continue to shine for a long time to come. Watch both videos below and snag the free recordings as well.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series produced by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we capture footage of our favorite bands as they record alternate studio-quality versions of their songs. This episode was shot at the studio of Alex Sterling
in New York, New York.
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DIRECTOR/EDITOR/VIDEOGRAPHER Jono Bernstein
PRODUCER/VIDEOGRAPHER Eric Weiner
VIDEOGRAPHER Mike Bradford
ENGINEERED/MIXED Alex Sterling