Portland-area musician Andy Furgeson, aka Red Yarn, has created a whole world of folk-rock and puppetry in his intricately imagined Deep Woods and we love him for it. Soulful and heartfelt, his fourth album, Born in the Deep Woods, is destined to be a favorite among parents and children alike.
Andy was excited to share the preview below with PDX Parent readers. He said that the “song and video are like a thesis statement for my whole Deep Woods project (my seven-year exploration of animals in American folksongs). Just as Bob Rabbit delivers a mysterious gift to Red Yarn’s doorstep in the video, the folksongs and characters I discovered in my research gave me the gift of creative inspiration. The six original songs on the new album, the title track included, were very much inspired by the poetry, wisdom, and storytelling I discovered in the old traditional songs.”
To celebrate the album’s release, Red Yarn created this teaser preview video. Check it out here, and get excited for more stories, songs and magical fun.
The album launches on March 10, but it’s available for presale now on Red Yarn’s website for $9 digital/$12 CD. (Psst: Rumor has it you may be able to snag a copy before then in person at one of his shows.)
And if you want to rock out in person, be sure to grab your tickets early for the added show on March 11 at 2 pm at Mississippi Studios. The 5 pm show is mostly sold out. Tickets for the added show go on sale Friday through this link.