ASHES IN THE MORNING
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Ken Dunn’s 8th album in 25 years is a folk and roots tour de force celebrating the power of love, hope, and gratitude in overcoming the challenges posed by this unprecedented era of global challenges and crises.
Words and music by Ken Dunn (SOCAN, ASCAP) © 2020 Ken Dunn Mixed, mastered, and produced by Ken Dunn at Orca Sound, Garden Bay, British Columbia.
Ken Dunn - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, and white deer drum Anna Green - backing and harmony vocals Tyler Beckett - fiddle Ben Grossman - hurdy gurdy Randy Martin - bass Mark Mariash - drums and percussion Michael G. Ronstadt - cello on “Deep in the Hive” Dean Droulliard - electric tremolo guitar on “Laughter in Your Veins”
Recorded at Orca Sound, Garden Bay, BC by Ken Dunn and Track6, Durham, Ontario by Randy Martin. Additional drums and percussion recorded by Mark Mariash at StarBird in Durham, Ontario. Hurdy gurdy recorded by Ben Grossman in Toronto, Ontario. Cello recorded by Michael G. Ronstadt in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tremolo electric guitar recorded by Dean Drouillard at Hepbourne Lab in Toronto, Ontario.
Orca recording from “Sounds of Dolphins and Whales” on the coast of Boca de Rio, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela. Thanks to Marine Biologist José Morillo and Wilfredo Rodriguez. Licensed under Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication.
Cover art “Noch Slak, wife of Capt. Jack of Kisbyyoks, British Columbia” by Wilfred Langdon Kihn. Used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution International licence.
Many thanks to everyone who inspired and contributed to the realization of this recording. In addition to those mentioned above, I am forever grateful to my life and musical partner, Anna Green for her patience, love, and support.
Thanks also to the indigenous and settler communities of British Columbia, with special thanks to Mark Trevis for the gift of the white deer drum heard on “Come Back Joni”. Aho! Special thanks to my Trespass Music team of Michelle Fortier and Larry Ahearn and the team at Indie Pool in Toronto.