My debut EP Invisible Treasure (Nine Athens Music) features contemporary, re-imagined versions of folk materials and original compositions. Invisible Treasure was born out of my fascination with American roots music, and my desire to find a modern, personal approach to interpreting it.
I was honored to record this project with a stellar group of musicians: Hazel Royer (Vocals), Kevin Barry (Guitars and Lap Steel), Rebecca McGowan (Percussive Dance), Maxfield Anderson (Mandolin), and Minnie Jordan (Fiddle). The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rafi Sofer at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA, in May 2021.
Invisible Treasure has received air play on publications such as WVTF, WTJU, The Bluegrass Situation, and Americana UK.
Jubilee, the first single off Invisible Treasure, is now out on all streaming platforms. The full EP is available for digital and physical purchase on Bandcamp.
Ira Klein, Hazel Royer, and Kevin Barry recording Invisible Treasure. Photo by Rafi Sofer.