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This updated download of Accidental Railway now includes the album artwork, hand written baritone ukulele chords, commemorative postcard design, pullout map included in the CD version, a photograph from the beautiful launch at the St-Louis Chapel (where Krista opened the show with "For Annabella" on the beautiful Casavant Frères organ), and a small version of the video "Leave Alight." Enjoy!
In 1873, the town of Accidental Railway was founded by Sir Wayne C. Scot. Named after the various railway stations that link the small Burroughs of the town together (the founder's son Emirick, who died of juvenile hyaline fibromatosis, loved railways, and his father had them built as a life-sized homage to his son), Accidental Railway was, and still is, a leader in fine foods, tea and the arts. The waterway systems in AR make it unique and have been the source of much inspiration and joy – the floating theatre on the Muir River is a summer favorite amongst the young and the old. Many of the old theatres host to up-and-coming actors and musicians alike, and playhouses program unique retrospectives and specialty festivals like the popular "Stuffy British Film Festival" and the unique "Tea Party In the Sky": a hot air balloon fly by with passengers sampling fine teas and local delicacies at 1,300 feet.
These recipes and songs hail from the sweet little "Lemon & Ginger Café" that has been open since 1957 serving hot crisp ginger cookies and tart lemonade (amongst other delicious fare!). We hope that you enjoy some of the sounds and tastes from our little town and that you pay us a visit more than once.
See you in Accidental Railway,
Great Granddaughter of the founder of "Lemon & Ginger Café."
"Accidental Railway" is a mostly acoustic multi-lingual pop gem sung in French, English and Greek. It takes the listener on a melodic journey exploring themes of travel, hope, love, and loss.
The trip down the Accidental Railway nearly killed me, but, as my mother always says to me "the show must go on!" And so it did, and here we are...
released October 15, 2008
Produced by Shane Watt & Krista Muir
Recorded at Haunted Hallway Studio/Marsonic, The Junkshop, The Record Room, Breakglass & Monkey Puzzle Studios
Mixed by Shane Watt, except "Summer Eyes" by Fran Ashcroft
Mastered by Fran Ashcroft at Happy Beat Studios
Songs and recipes by Krista Muir except "Les Ouaouarons" (Muir&Watt) and "The Little Birch Tree" (based on a Russian Folk Song arranged by Mary Goetze)
Krista Muir: Baritone uke, vox, violin, omnichord, bass, percussion, garbage can, piano, multiple organs, melodics, celestina, african strings, burmese gong
Shane Watt: Bass, multiple guitars, percussion, drums, oud, vox
Fembots - Dave MacKinnon & Brian Poirier: Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Rhodes
Sharon Levinson: Marimba
Olga Goreas: Flute
Pat Magee & Jason Tait: Drums, Percussion
Alex McMaster: Cello
Mapmaker: Shane Watt
Art Direction & Design: Pat Hamou
Leave Alight Video: Produced by Krista Muir. Directed by Kara Blake. DOP by Yves Bourgeois.
hypo records was founded by Krista Muir. She lives in a world of surrealism, cuckoo clocks and antique lampshades. Her
multilingual pop albums and genre-bending has taken her and alter ego Lederhosen Lucil around the world and led to collaborations with DJ Kid Koala and filmmaker Kara Blake. "New Math"is her first LIVE off the floor EP. Coming soon: Les Chouettes - chansons yéyé Psychedelique!...more
Was completely entranced when I saw him perform with his band in Montréal several years ago at Suoni...never heard anything remotely like it before...sounds like sunshine...time to go wandering... Krista Muir