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Two Truths and a lie – Pi Jacobs

Los Angeles, CA  – Travianna Records is pleased to release Two Truths & a Lie,the all-new album from California native, Pi Jacobs.  For the project, Jacobs turned her focus both inward and outward as she wrote every track. She found inspiration in women she’s known – including herself – and women in history who have rallied against their own inner demons, abuse and injustice. When listening, one may recognize some of the characters in themselves or as someone they may know. It’s dark and it’s deep, but it’s also beautiful and light.

Two Truths and a Lie features the talents of:

  • Pi Jacobs – guitar and lead vocals
  • Butch Norton – drums 
  • Adam Hall – Dobro, banjo and backing vocals 
  • Zack Hall – on upright bass and backing vocals
  • Carl Byron – keyboard
  • Jes Hudak – backing vocals
  • Kel Pritchard – backing vocals
  • Ben Fordham – backing vocals 

The album was produced by Pi Jacobs and Mark Hodges and was recorded at Mountain Fever Studios by Mark Hodges, New Monkey Studios by Gregory Cortez,  and The Tuna Ranch by Pi Jacobs.

Two Truths and a Lie was mixed by Dexter Simmons known for his work on Michael Jackson’s Thriller album and many other well-known projects.Pi will be touring nationally in the U.S. this spring and summer including both the east and west coasts. She’ll continue in Europe later this year. 

The Wildmans : Rock Of Ages

Grab a cup of coffee and put on those socks you got and sit back and listen to this first single “Rock Of Ages” from The Wildmans upcoming self-titled album scheduled to release in May 2020.

We’re so proud to be working with them, and everyone is thrilled with what came out of the August studio sessions that just gave birth to a great project.

The young Neo-traditional string band, The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler’s conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these talented young musician

The band features award-winning young players:

Eli Wildman, first-place winner in mandolin at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, 2018 and 2019, first place winner at the Mount Airy Fiddler’s 2017, 2018, 2019
Aila Wildman, first-place winner in Old Time Fiddle and Best All Around Performer at the 83rd annual Galax Old Fiddlers convention in 2018
Victor Furtado, winner of the 2019 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo, and first place Old Time Banjo at Galax 2015, 2016 and 2019
Multi-Instrumentalist Sean Newman on upright bass and vocals
The group has appeared on stages large and small, performing in festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass and BBQ festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass, Floyd Fest, and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ Mountain Song Festival. They also regularly represent young talent along the Crooked Road in regional fiddler’s conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as Bela Fleck, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Steel Wheels, Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, and more., these young musicians are making their way in the American stringband scene.