Et Dodim (The Spell) 2:340:00/2:34
Cristi Catt - vocals
Daniela Tošić - vocals
Takaaki Masuko - percussion
with special guests
Richie Stearns - banjo, richridoo, vocals
Corey DiMario - bass
Peter Dodge - accordion, field organ, horns, melodica, whistling
Heidi Hendricks - soundscapes
Produced by Heidi Hendricks || nativewitproductions.com
'Door Ajar' cover art by Alice Ratterree, AliceInk Illustrations, c 2020
Released on Bandcamp September 4, 2020, worldwide December 4, 2020
TELLTALE CROSSING electrifies with its fusion of eclectic musical influences and internationally acclaimed performers. Vocalists Cristi Catt and Daniela Tošić, founding members of famed early music ensemble, Tapestry (“an ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears,” Cleveland Plain Dealer), thread timeless melodies with the hypnotic avant-grooves of percussionist Taki Masuko of The Horse Flies (“a band that’s earned a buzz…swirling, addictive songs that blend tradition with invention,” Rolling Stone).
Telltale Crossing routinely collaborates with an extraordinary rotating cast of characters. The trio crafted their debut album, Door Ajar, with clawhammer banjo wizard Richie Stearns (The Horse Flies, Natalie Merchant, Richie and Rosie), bassist Corey DiMario (Crooked Still), and multi-instrumentalist Peter Dodge (The Horse Flies), among others. Door Ajar released worldwide December 4, 2020 via NativeWit Productions.
Soprano Cristi Catt has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America as a soloist and with Tapestry. The L.A.Times declared Catt’s “stunning solo excursions” both “radiant and exciting, while The Boston Globe deemed her voice “bright and inviting,” She has recorded for Telarc International, Erato/ Time Warner German Label, MDG, and independent labels, and teaches at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. cristicatt.com
Native of the former Yugoslavia, mezzo-soprano Daniela Tošić is a founding member of the acclaimed vocal ensemble Tapestry (Telarc International, MDG) with whom she tours throughout the US and abroad. The Boston Classical Review praised her “rich amber tone” while reviewer Liane Curtis “delighted” in her “burnished and warm sound.” In addition to performing with Ensemble P.A.N., Revels, BalMUS, Foundling, HourGlass and Blue Heron, she can be heard regularly with La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco.
Percussionist Takaaki 'Taki' Masuko left Japan in 1979 to study improvisation and global folk music at the New England Conservatory. A much-lauded performer, dance accompanist, teacher, and music & movement clinician, Taki’s passion for twisting time and blending the old and borrowed with the bold and new fuels his international solo performances and collaborations with The Horse Flies (MCA, Rounder, PestControl), Tapestry, the Zamir Chorale, and Hakidame ni Tsuru, among others. takimasuko.com