Mementos started at Sitnspin Studios in downtown Greenville and eventually grew to include artist and studios from Asheville, Atlanta, Athens, and finally Nashville. The project consisted of 11 musicians, 6 engineers, 5 studios, and 2 Grammy award winner/nominees. The photography and album design is a combined effort by photographer, Michael Weintrob, and graphic artist, Rob Winchester. Weintrob received Grammy recognition for his work on Edgar Winters album. The recording process of the project wrapped up with a session with up and coming national star and Greenville’s own, Marcus King. The Mixing and a Mastering of Mementos was handled by John Keane. John has worked with REM, Widespread Panic, The B-52’s and countless others. As it stands, the album will be released on the record label Solaris Entertainment fall of 2020.
I’ve always wanted to put out an acoustic album representing my time playing bluegrass and folk music. With the help of a grant from the Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council I was able to accomplish this goal.
Meet The Cast:
Sam plays the upright bass on this entire album. A Native of Kentucky and an in demand multi instrumentalist in the upstate of South Carolina.
I’ve been playing with Matt off and on for 2 decades. He was the first person I thought of when I started this project. Matt stays busy musically with The West End String Band.
Karl moved to Greenville, SC a few years ago and we hit it off immediately. He played on some of Rounder Records earliest releases.
Charles is a world class banjo player winning multiple competitions playing across multiple genres of music.
Andy and I met in Ohio a few years ago but we’re reintroduced by John Keane in perfect time for this project.
Jeff has been a friend and mentor for years. From his days with Blueground Undergrass Sri collaborations with Col.Bruce (who dubbed him Reverend). Mosier is credited with introducing Phish to Bluegrass and setting in with them in the 90’s.
Nicky and I met through Jeff Sipe on one of Jeff’s Monday night sessions. We both played with Matt Reynolds and appeared on his album, Been Long Gone. He’s achievements are many, including a Grammy and co-writer with Steve Martin.
Marcus and I became fast friends and played countless times since the early 2010’s. Matt Reynolds was our dear friend, that’s why he plays on Hurricane and we started a foundation in Matt’s honor.
Marvin is an incredible singer-songwriter performing with Carolina Rain before venturing out on his own solo career. I produced Marvin’s song Something In Those Hills.
Jamie is a bandleader, teacher, and entrepreneur. We’ve played together a lot over the years and I’m thankful she was on this project.
THE CREW THAT MADE IT HAPPEN!
The project consisted of 11 musicians, 6 engineers, 5 studios, and 2 Grammy award winner/nominees. The photography and album design is a combined effort by photographer, Michael Weintrob, and graphic artist, Rob Winchester.
Mementos started at Sitnspin Studios in downtown Greenville and eventually grew to include artist and studios from Asheville, Atlanta, Athens, and finally Nashville.
Meet The Crew:
John thankfully Mixed & Mastered Mementos. John has worked with REM, Widespread Panic, B52’s, and countless others. I’ve been fortunate to call him a friend since the early 2000’s.
John engineered this project from inception to completion. Aside from his engineering skills he is an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter.
Matt assisted in the engineering process and is the owner of Sit-N-Spin studios where the majority of this recording was done. I’ve been working with him for 20 plus years.
Josh is a producer, musician, engineer and the driving force behind IAMAVL.
Steve recorded Jeff Mosier’s vocals and banjo. Here’s a link to more information on his impressive work in the recording industry:
Greg has worked multiple roles in the music industry, he’s currently working on Instrument Head Live.
Michael is a highly sought-after photographer capturing 100’s of iconic musicians in action across the country and around the world. His Newest project, Instrument Head Live is filmed in his studio in Nashville.
Rob has created artwork used by countless artists. Rob’s company The Inhouse mails merchandise throughout the country. Rob is a musician in his own right. Be on the lookout for music featuring Stephen Campbell, Hedgepath, and the late great Yonrico Scott.
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Review by Alan Cackett
As soon as I heard the first guitar notes of Bury Me Beneath The Willows I was hooked. I had never heard of Charles Hedgepath, but when this album finished playing, I immediately undertook a little research. There’s much to discover about this skilled guitarist and singer from Greenville, South Carolina. He is a member of various groups such as the Bad Popes, the Shady Recruits, the Work, Simple Syrup and plays a variety of solo and combo performances, mainly around his home state. He is also an in-demand session player and pick-up musician who has played gigs and recordings with such diverse acts as Bluegrass Underground, Peter Rowan, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcus King, Matt Reynolds, Randall Bramblett, Bobby Lee Rodgers and many more. He has recorded several of his own albums including a Christmas set and a collection of Spirituals.