Northern Arts & Culture: Raymond Little's new self-titled album comes from the woods
This album of thoughtful and fun songs was recorded via generator power.
What do you do when you have a cabin and spare time due to a pandemic? You record an album in the woods, naturally.
Raymond Little's self-titled new album is a collection of twelve songs that are thoughtful and fun. The songs cover serious topics like toxic masculinity and addiction while including fun songs celebrating life and the mistakes that we all make. He doesn't tackle these topics completely alone, however. He enlists the help of fellow musicians, like Mike Maple, Heather Evans, Charlie Millard, Dylan Trost and others from near and far. His collaborations extend to the making of the music video for You Can Do Both, which features Aaron Sault and is directed by Nels Lindquist. The album was mixed by Ryan Staples of Dead River Sound.
Little's album is the next in a series of releases from Lost Dog Records, a label from Marquette, Michigan that also features Heather Evans, Sea Hounds, Tyler Dettloff, and more. Lost Dog Records is a collection of songwriters from the Great Lakes region, including areas outside of Marquette (from Northern Ontario to Detroit).
Hear a conversation with Raymond about the making of his album: