Introducing, “High Priestess!” New Album Available
Introducing, “High Priestess,” By Ingrid Gerdes!
I am THRILLED to officially release my Third Original Album titled “High Priestess.”
I wanted to create an album that really represented my roots, and I feel so extremely proud to share this music with the world.
I am also extremely excited to share the first official music video for this album- High Priestess, shot by the amazing Vassili Shields whom I reunited with after our amazing time shooting the music video for “Shed,” on my last album.
“In a way, Ingrid Gerdes’ new album, High Priestess, is a throwback to days when a recording artists approached a new project as a complete package — a song cycle — built around a particular theme. Every track was written and produced and sequenced in a way that would convey a certain emotion or experience for the listener.
Largely a thing of the past in this age of single-song downloads, many artists and producers now concern themselves with recording only songs they believe will sell apart from a collection. They compile songs not necessarily connected to one another that they hope will be popular enough with their fans to sell them online. There’s often no concept or plan.
Ingrid took an old-school approach to her new release, High Priestess, choosing instead to attempt to create an experience for her fans through a complete collection. Brought together by her unique blues-rock sensibilities, the result feels like summer in the South. It is at times both cool and hot, breezy and still, and imbued with a shot of sass to Gerdes’ hot buttered soul, Dusty-in-Memphis delivery.”
I want to thank the AMAZING musicians who played on this record and who have so much talent. I am endlessly grateful that they shared their skills with me and helped to bring this record to life.
I reunited with some of the crew from my “Shed,” record and enlisted the production and talent of the amazing Milt Reder and Craig Welsch to help produce this album.
I am so excited to announce the cameo appearance of and Garrett Dutton, aka G Love, who delivers harmonica flourishes to two songs, a homage to my roots in “Missouri Limestone,” and “Lindenlure,” about a cabin on the Finley River where many of my most precious memories originated.
Produced by Ingrid Gerdes, I.L.G Music
Co-Producers: Craig Welsch, Milt Reder
Recorded at Rear Window Studio Brookline, MA
Engineered and Mixed by Craig Welsch
Mastered by: Kevin Metcalfe
All Songs written by Ingrid Gerdes
Copyright Ingrid Gerdes 2014
Lead and background vocals: Ingrid Gerdes
Guitar: Milt Reder
Bass: Brad Hallen
Drums: Mark Teixeira
Wurlitzer,Organ, Lap Steel: Aaron Lipp
Horn Section: Brian Thomas, Mark Berney, Jared Sims
Harmonica: Garrett “G Love” Dutton
Organ on “Pride”: Ken Clark
Percussion: Jamemurrell Stanley
Group vocals on “Missouri Limestone,” and “Water Through Your Hands”: Julie Jacobsz, James Owens
CD Design: Andrew Ballagh
Front cover photography by JJ Miller
Inside jacket photography by Ingrid Gerdes
Back cover Photography by Erika Murray
Available for Sale On my Website HERE