It's so great to have a new album to release and today is the day when the album by Algis Fediajevas is finally out. Our story starts in August 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was my second last night of an epic Georgian trip. I was with my friend Shota who said there were usually no concerts in Tbilisi but that night we saw two young teens play country music including a tribute to Shota and then we saw Algis play. I really enjoyed the evening and said to Algis that he should come to Kraków, Poland (where I was living) and play. He did. He hitchhiked to Kraków in November and played two shows. After that we played together in Vilnius, Lithuania and then in Lviv, Ukraine.
It was during the last trip that the idea of an album came up. He knew about my label and I knew about his music so it all made sense. Last month we met in Bratislava, he recorded two songs to add to the rest of the album and we made it all happen. I must say that Algis did all of the sticking, cutting and burning while I was busy teaching.
Now it's out and the journey has come to an end in some way and is at the beginning in other ways.
Here it is.
Here's a video we made in my basement.