Where technology meets art

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Bill Carrothers, Yellow Rose, September 2018 – Chicago, Illinois

A professional pianist for over 35 years, Bill in this outing narrows his formidable repertoire to focus on gorgeously melodic songs associated with the US Civil War (The Yellow Rose Of Texas,” “Dixie,” etc).   The result is a stunning, contemporary solo performance evoking the inner beauty of these songs and displaying Bill’s sensitivity and brilliant harmonic sophistication.  The setting is a large church with Bill playing a 7-foot Steinway piano which is captured with two Sanken C-100k omni-direction microphones onto a custom Studer/Revox C-272, two-track tape recorder using two Pueblo JR2/2 microphone preamps.   This minimal setup carries through all the beauty present in the original performance.  The result is sublime.

Bill Carrothers Yellow Rose