National Act (LOV71)
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2. custom a
3. assault song
*12" comes with digital download card
Recorded and mixed by Greg Norman. Mastered by Carl Saff.
National Act was recorded by revered engineer Greg Norman (Russian Circles, Pelican). Mead started writing and recording Redgrave songs in marathon stretches beginning August 2010 from her home in Chicago after furniture was moved into storage and replaced with recording equipment, drums and guitars. She sent these demos to Chicago musician Stephen Howard, whose work she'd admired as baritone guitarist and drummer in Pinebender. A working musician since the age of 13, Howard had grown up playing local Chicago blues clubs; his teachers included Willie Smith, John Primer and Eddie Clearwater, his classrooms in music included stages across the U.S., Europe and Africa. Being a lefty, Mead has always played a right-handed guitar upside down -- _ a backwards
mimicking of Albert King that roughens up her sound. But through playing with Howard, she discovered a way of singing that made her voice crest above his gale-storm drumming. They've been playing together as Redgrave since January 2011.
Redgrave released a debut 2-song 7" in Fall 2011 on Lovitt Records. Tim Rutili of Califone/Red Red Meat lends his guitar prowess to the track "Gone To Wither" on the single; with art design by David Yow of The Jesus Lizard. It was produced by Stephen Howard, recorded and mixed by Greg Norman at his studio in Chicago.