For nearly two decades, the Magnetic Fields’ frontman Stephin Merritt has shown the world that the ukulele is as powerful a songwriting and performing tool as any fretted instrument. Often compared to the tunesmiths of Tin Pan Alley, Merritt is a unique force, a prolific composer and even the author of a book on each of the two-letter words suitable for Scrabble. In short, he’s one of our favorite people.
Rushad Eggleston performs his song “Leafternoon” live at the Beehive Productions studio in Saranac Lake, NY, during a session in February 2015.
To learn more about Rushad Eggleston, watch Beehive Productions' Ear To The Ground featurette.
Charlie Parr performs his song “Old Dog Blue” live at the Beehive Productions studio. Filmed and recorded live in Saranac Lake, NY - August 2015
To learn more about Charlie Parr, watch Beehive Productions' Ear To The Ground featurette.
Rushad Eggleston performs his song “Lumber’s Leap” live at the Beehive Productions studio in Saranac Lake, NY, during a session in February 2015.
Charlie Parr performs his song “Funeral Road Blues” live at the Beehive Productions studio. Filmed and recorded live in Saranac Lake, NY - August 2015
Mandolin master Mike Marshall is an engaging instructor with a unique (and fun) teaching perspective. He provides a personal back-up band throughout this tutorial so you can play along as you work out your licks, solos and improvisations. Along the way, he teaches music fundamentals, improves your fingerboard technique and helps you develop the tools to improvise on-the-spot solos.
Rushad Eggleston is a revolutionary cellist, composer, poet-philosopher, and entertainer whose unforgettable performances captivate and inspire audiences of all generations. He describes himself as “a traveling cello bandit of wild imagination who aims to spread joy through music.”
"Dying Now was written at the end of a season. It wraps up the story of Ledges and brings to a close a chapter in my life. The line 'I've done a lot of living, but I'm dying now' is about growth and self sacrifice, life and death as a balance and a cycle. It's about letting go and attempting to learn." - Noah Gundersen
Here Noah performs "Dying Now" for the 50 Feet of Song super 8 camera.
Jesse Marchant wrote the songs for his new album over a period of months in New York City during which a lot of his world had come out from under him; in what he has described as “a general period of falling outs, absence and abuse, both of self and of what should or could have been surrounding”. But in the process of finding an end to that Marchant feels to have grown.
Here he performs "The Whip" off this new album, filmed by 50 Feet of Song's super 8 camera.