Over the course of a week in early February of 2018, thirty songwriters huddled up in the warm confines of The Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI to take inspiration from local visual artists in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song. The participants played a nightly game of spin-the-bottle to randomly select groups of 3 writers and one visual work to provide the muse for a new collaboratively written song. Artwork was displayed at a week-long pop-up exhibit at Door County Makers Space; songs were performed on Feb 9th and 10th at the historic Third Avenue Playhouse. Herein lies the recordings of those songs created during that frosty magical time from a motel snugly tucked midway up the thumb of Wisconsin’s Door County island peninsula.
Special thanks to: The Holiday Music Motel, Steel Bridge Radio, Third Avenue Playhouse, Making Sausage Music, Teresa, Young, Teflon, Door County Screen and Sign, Tony Menzer, Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange, Ty Helbach Photography, Door County Makers Space, Chris Opper and Door County Short Film Fest, Kelly Avenson Photography, Painted Recordings, Mark Theide, Jon Calhoun of Econo Foods and all of the wonderful people who helped to feed the artists, take tickets, hang posters, shared photographs, and on and on and on… the outpouring of support we receive is essential to making it happen. <3 <3 <3
Recorded in February of 2018 at The Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Collaboratory in Sturgeon Bay, WI by Steve Hamilton, Steve Smith and Bruce Butkovich. Mastered by Steve Hamilton at Makin’ Sausage Music.Cover art by Carley Baer. Package design Greg Welch. Air traffic control and artwork curation by melaniejane. Produced by pat mAcdonald.
Engineers: + Steve Hamilton % Steve Smith ^^ Bruce Butkovich
** Visual Artists
To view artwork online, please visit http://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/loh2018artwork