Free Advice is a vocally driven folk group from Brooklyn who is set on recording a full length album and printing it on vinyl!
Free Advice is embarking on another recording project. For the first time, we’ve written new material specifically with the interest of not just performing it but recording it and being able to share it with a wider audience. We’ve brought on longtime friend and collaborator Kyle Farrell to bang on some drums while we plug in a little bit, moving away from our folk and bluegrass instrumentation while still retaining the influence of American folk sounds that originally inspired us and continue to inspire us today. We’re recording with another longtime friend and collaborator Don Fierro, who has played a huge role in the technical side of the recordings and has been a primary witness to our evolution. We also hope to layer horns, strings, pianos, clarinet, harmonium, and more on top of the base tracks we’ve already laid down.
If you’ve heard our music in any setting at any time during our lives as bandmates and super-friends, and want more of it, please consider making a contribution. We’re so excited about collaborating on this project and possibly even more excited to share it with you.
We’ve been writing a lot. Not on here so much…but we have started writing new material for our third studio album. We’ll be workshopping new tunes in rehearsal and start playing them at live shows for the next couple months to get ready for the studio this Winter and Spring!
Here’s a little photo from a shoot we did with our talented friend Dan Shapiro. http://danielshapiro.nyc/
That’s right, we’re naming our latest album “Wren” after our good friend and sound engineer Don Fierro (and Leslie’s) new baby, Wren. All of the songs were recorded in a single day with Don in Bedstuy. When we planned the recording Don said, Look I can be there, but if I get the call that the baby is on its way, then I’m out. We thought that was more than fair. The recording happened, Wren is now an adorable boy, and the EP WREN is printed.
An Old-school stage for a (kinda) old-school band.
Last night was an awesome show – we premiered some new material and we we lucky to have Seth join us on piano for a couple tunes at our monthly Rod and Gun show.
Click this link to check out a video – its a new arrangement of “Oh Precious Burning” an early Free Advice song.
Oh Precious Burning with Seth Lieberman
We got some shows coming up that we want you to know about. Some have happened. Some will happen. And still others will happen later. Stay tuned. <3