Recent News 15 Mar 2011


Slothtrop Music is pleased to announce the release  of Corey Hart’s newest CD Winter Bones. While the CD is
scheduled for national release March 22 Corey will be hosting a special preview release show at the Alchemy on March 18, 2011. Special guests include the Soap Box Project and Mike Droho. The show will begin at 9PM with an admission cost of $5.00

Recorded in only 48 hours, Winter Bones is Hart’s finest collection of songs to date. Perhaps the last album ever recorded at Smart Studios, it was mostly tracked live in one long session on Halloween day. The songs run the gamut of sound from the soulful delivery “Shoot Me Up” and the falsetto vocalizations on the title track, traversing the pop (“Extinguish”), folk (“Blue Mountain Thistle”) and one downright barn burner in “Paper Fins”.

While the performances really showcase Hart’s range as a vocalist, Winter Bones also features some of the region’s best musicians including Chris Wagoner on mandolin, Clifton Nesseth on upright bass, Cory Evans on drums, Ida Jo on fiddle and backing vocals and Josh Tovar on electric guitar.

Shortly after being named Madison’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Hart moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to take advantage of a change of scenery and a vital music scene. Corey produced and recorded a full length CD, Wooden Houses, which was well received by southern fans and critics, but a blast of cold weather caused Corey to head back to his home state.

Revitalized and with a guitar case full of new song ideas, Hart sought out Mike Zirkel (The Gomers, Garbage) to plan the recording of his next record. Unfortunately Zirkel told him Smart Studios had closed a few months earlier and Hart’s first choice of mixing engineer, Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse), had moved away. Things were looking pretty bleak, until Zirkel heard the demos that is. He pulled a few strings, Sorenson flew in from Portland and for a couple of glorious days Smart Studios opened it’s doors once more.

The release show will begin at 9PM on Friday March 18th with Mike Droho opening. Closing the show will be the Soap Box Project. One of Madison’s most intimate music venues, The Alchemy is located at 1980 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Admission to this event is $5.00 at the door.

For more information please contact Ian Forester at 608-224-0093 or visit

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Rick Tvedt

Rick is publisher of Local Sounds Magazine, formerly Rick's Cafe, Wisconsin's Regional Music Newspaper. He is also the Executive Director for MAMA, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the Madison Area Music Awards and raises funds to promote youth music programs.

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