Hello Dost Folk and Happy Holidays!
We realize it’s been a LONG time since we’ve sent out a newsletter update. 2012 has been HuDost’s busiest most productive year so far and we thank YOU ALL for making it possible! We are about to take a break from the net (including Facebook postings) until after the New Year, so we wanted to reach out now and wish you many blessings with your friends and family in this beautiful season as well as a Happy New Year!
We had hoped to get our new acoustic album ‘4th Way Folk’ into your hands by Christmas but alas it is not possible at this time.
The album will now come out sometime in late January/early February and we will be doing a special pre-sale campaign before that time
that will include a special super limited bonus disc of cover songs.
In the meantime, as a special holiday treat we are giving you the first ‘single’ from the ‘4th Way Folk’ album entitled ‘Holy Hobo (Clear Light Lullaby)’. This one falls into our ‘Country & Eastern’ genre and features Moksha, JW & Linda Worster on vocals, JW on dulcinet, guitar & harmony leads, Dan Walters on bass, Ken Rosser on banjo & lead guitar, Bryan Brock on percussion and E.J. Gold & FAXL on backing gang vocals. The original lyrics are from a folk song written by Parker Dickson, but we never heard the original so we wrote brand new music for it with some added wordplay by Moksha. We hope you enjoy!
Besides the new acoustic album, we have a slew of other projects in the works that will see the light of day in 2013 including a ‘Sufi Kirtan World Chant’ album that will be produced by Moksha, an experimental collaborative project with The Church’s Steve Kilbey (already in progress and it’s sounding AMAZING!) as well as brand new original HuDost material.
We are grateful for what an incredible year this has been. From Bonnaroo to the Islands Folk Festival to the Levitt Pavilions to Music City Roots to the World Peace Jubilee in Loveland and beyond; We are truly blessed to be able to do what we love for a living and bring it to you.
Deep Peace in this Beautiful Season to All!
PHOTO BY JANE FELDMAN