Billy in the Heartland

by Ida Mae Specker

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released December 6, 2019

Recorded February 2019 - October 2019

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brendon Thomas at Owl Sounds Recording,

Cambridgeport, VT

Photographer: Celia Kelly
Stylist: Alexandra Fraser

Tracks 1, 4, and 5 written by Ida Mae Specker

Tracks 2 and 3 written by Lila Specker and Ida Mae Specker

Track 6, traditional ballad in the public domain, from recording of Buell Kazee

Electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar on tracks 1-5, harmonica on track 6, harmony vocals on track 3, piano on track 4 by Brendon Thomas

Fiddle on tracks 1-5 by Ida Mae Specker

Electric guitar on track 6 by Ida Mae Specker

Harmony vocals on tracks 2, 4 and 5 by Faith Wood (of The Break Maids)

Harmony vocals on tracks 4 and 5 by Emily Burkland (of The Break Maids)

Vocal solo on track 6 by Swiper, a 9-year-old black lab/ German shepherd mix

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Ida Mae Specker Vermont

Ida Mae Specker is a rising force in American roots music. A powerhouse on stage, she fiddles, drums and sings simultaneously in a whirlwind of passion and virtuosity. The daughter of legendary fiddler John Specker, 'the Mick Jagger of old-time music,' Ida Mae is a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist on a mission to share her unique style and passion for traditional music with the world. ... more

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