Phoenix-based folk band The Senators recently left the desert to go to the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, a long-time cultural hotbed of folk art and musicians including The Band, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. After sending a homemade demo to one of their idols, producer Simone Felice (Felice Brothers, The Lumineers, Jade Bird), The Senators were invited to record the album at Simone’s studio - an old converted barn.
The Senators recently released three tracks from that album as the Promised Land EP, collaborating with acclaimed, Phoenix-based Fortoul Brothers for visuals. The band is currently preparing to release their full sophomore album early next year.
“We’re four friends making music in the desert. Music brought us together in Phoenix, and we gave life to melodies that had been in my head for years. It took some time to realize that our songs, at their core, stem from the the stories we share with each other and the city we're from. These songs speak to love, family, community and the simple beauty of the Southwest.
Now, we want to share with you what we've found together."
The Senators have showcased in major US markets, opened for Phillip Phillips and other national acts, are licensed for overhead play in all N. America Starbucks locations and have been featured on Billboards Next Big Sound charts.
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hummingbird Single Release to benefit valley of the sun united way
We are proud to announce that the first single 'Hummingbird' from our sophomore album, Battle Hymns, is now available for purchase and all proceeds support programs to end hunger and homelessness in AZ.
Having partnered with Valley of the Sun United Way, we are currently promoting the new single as a way for our fans and followers to give back to our Phoenix community with us. Proceeds from 'Hummingbird' sales will directly benefit efforts to end childhood hunger in Maricopa County.
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