Tracklist/Liner notes

1 All Of These Things Are You (4:13)—Song of connection and our complex common ground. 

2 Feather (3:31)—Lyrics are a children's poem by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, 1958. (“If You Find A Little Feather”) 

3 Shapes of the Man (4:40)--Not your average breakup song. 

4 Merri Creek In The Morning (4:35)--What a good creek can do. 

5 Poetry and Poverty (4:59)--What a good song can do. 

6 Heartspeak (4:50)--Clarity in the mountains. 

7 Teapot Song (2:54)--Lyrics first stanza by G Sanders/C Kelley, 1939 “I'm A Little Teapot” 

8 Black Dog (5:11)--One for the team. 

9 We Have Run From Your War (5:08)--Song for Australia's offshore refugee prisoners. 

10 Call It Freedom (5:08)--Reframing loneliness. 

11 Mama Bear (6:24)--For Ma and Grammy. 

12 Convict Quilt (4:27)--After a quilt I saw at Melbourne's NGV made by 19th century women convicts en route to Van Diemen's Land. 

13 Jessie Gardener (4:21)--Lament for my Scottish 3rd great grandmother who lost her first family at sea. 

14 Bones To Bones (3:58)--Mothers Day song for my three daughters. 

15 Delia Fay (6:33)--For my Irish 3rd great grandmother who worked barefoot in a Blackstone River Valley textile mill. 

16 Ruckers Hill (3:59)--New Years Eve song of connection.

17 Pipedown (4:49)--A procession of musicians walking through woods, feeling connected to each other and to the nocturnal singers around them. 

MUSICIANS 

Louisa Wise—guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, piano, mouthbow, teapot 

Luke Plumb—mandolin, bouzouki 

Mischa Herman—piano accordian, Irish whistle 

Nick Thorpe—double bass 

Ruth Wise—electric bass 

Lucy and Rowena Wise—fiddles 

Jim Green—lead guitar 

Niroshan Sathiyamoorthy—ghatam on track 2 

Justin Marshall--percussion on tracks 9 and 10 

Trio backup vocals—Ruth, Lucy and Rowena Wise (The Wise Women) 

Full choruses—The Wise Women, Mischa Herman, Jim Green, Polly Christie, Andy Rigby, Adam Burke. 

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mischa Herman, except drums recorded by Justin Marshall on tracks 9 and 10//All mandolin and bouzouki recorded by Luke Plumb. 

All songs composed by Louisa Joy Wise except lyrics where noted. 

Dulcimer made by Louisa. All fiddles, electric bass and Louisa's guitar made by Scott Wise.

Cover art by Raya Bodnarchuk. 

Special thanks to Raya, Lucy, Ro, Didi, Polly, Andy and Adam.

Links www.rayabodnarchuk.com....www.lucywise.com.au....www.thatgalro.com

            www.lukeplumb.com....www.mischaherman.com....wiseukulele.com.

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  • Carolyn Pollak
    Carolyn Pollak New York City
    Spectacular achievement for all involved of course especially for Louisa Wise! Such creative ideas, lyrics and melodies! Very touching and sometimes fun. The whole ensemble is incredibly refined in every way, but never restrained artistically. Loved this wonderful album!

    Spectacular achievement for all involved of course especially for Louisa Wise! Such creative ideas, lyrics and melodies! Very touching and sometimes fun. The whole ensemble is incredibly refined in every way, but never restrained artistically. Loved this wonderful album!

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