John Mailander is an acclaimed multi-inststrumentalist from San Diego, California, and graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has become known for his soulful voice as a soloist, improviser and composer. His debut solo album, Walking Distance, is a celebration of John's time spent and musical friends made in Boston over the past five years.
Featuring the musicianship of renowned artists including Molly Tuttle, Tony Trischka, Joe Walsh, Lukas Pool, Brittany Karlson, Allison De Groot and Jacob Jolliff, the album has a unique group sound that is energetic, humorous and spontaneous, while also being deep, pensive and thoughtful. The album was recorded over four days at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA.
"Now that I've known fiddler John Mailander for almost ten years, I can say that he's grown up to be one of the best human beings I know. Oh yeah, and even better, all his qualities – kindness, intelligence, humor, curiosity, integrity, and love of beauty – show up every minute in his musicianship. Can't wait to hear how he'll sound next month."
- Darol Anger
released September 1, 2014
John Mailander - Fiddle, Octave Mandolin (Track 6)
Allison de Groot - Banjo (Track 6)
Jacob Jolliff - Mandolin (Track 5)
Brittany Karlson - Bass
Lukas Pool - Banjo (Tracks 2 and 8)
Tony Trischka - Banjo (Tracks 1,3,4 and 5)
Molly Tuttle - Guitar, Vocals (Track 3)
Joe Walsh - Mandolin
All songs written and arranged by John Mailander unless otherwise noted.
Produced by John Mailander.
Recorded by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studios, assisted by Ariel Bernstein. Mixed and mastered by Dan Cardinal.
Cover art by Monica de Vitry. Photos by Adrianna Ciccone. Design by Allison de Groot.
Thank you to the musicians who joined me on this album for your friendship and amazing musicianship, and for making the music come to life!
Thank you to everyone who supported this project on Kickstarter – it couldn’t have happened without you! Thanks to Dan Cardinal and Ariel Bernstein for your hard work and dedication to making this a great record. Jon Cooper and Austin Clark for your amazing instruments. Mark Simos, Wes Corbett, Ethan Jodziewicz, Adrianna Ciccone, Maureen, Jack, Sully and Michael, Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley, Howard and Ronda, the Lonely Heartstring Band, Anthony Viscounte, Mark Kilianski, the Stray Birds, the de Vitry family, Mel and Steven, David Lewis and family, Given Harrison, Bob and Karen Cox, Glen Bailey, Steve Spiker and family, Jaimie, Sara and Julian, Donna Wetmore, Bill Mailander, Art and Carol Buck, Hayes Griffin, Marty Warburton, Rod Haywood, David Porter, Monique Byrne and Felix, Barbara Lewis, James Rosh, Diane Simons, Jaimie Howard, Darby Brandli, the California Bluegrass Association, Boston Bluegrass Union, Berklee College of Music, and Acoustic Music Seminar. Lastly, thank you to every friend I’ve made along the way, jammed with or shared a beer with. There’re too many of you to thank individually, but I’m eternally grateful for your friendship and inspiration! Special Thanks to Monica Howard and Tad Mailander, Molly, Josh Dayton, and my fiddle teachers over the years – Melissa Harley, Sara Watkins and Darol Anger.
This record is dedicated to John McGann and Paula Howard.
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