Artist: Becky Buller (With Andrea Zonn and Dan Tyminski)
Hometown: St. James, Minnesota
Song: “Millworker” (James Taylor cover)
Release Date: August 19, 2022
Label: Dark Shadow Recording
In Their Words: “JT is a conjurer of spirits with his words and wistful melody. As I sing, I’m possessed of this woman, looking through her eyes at those work-worn hands. I feel the regret that gnaws at her. I taste the bitter desperation of her situation, how she’s all but given in to cold, leaden resignation that hers is a life wasted. We’re both ensnared by the paths we’ve chosen. How could we know where their whims would lead? Are we doomed to ‘the machine’ for the rest of our lives?
“It’s always a treat to create in studio with my killer road band: Ned Luberecki, banjo; Daniel “The Hulk” Hardin, bass; Wes Lee, mandolin; and Jake Eddy, guitar. I was especially thrilled that Andrea Zonn and Dan Tyminski agreed to add their beautiful harmonies. They are both heroes of mine. Andrea lent her lovely voice and fiddling to my Little Bird album in 2003, coincidentally the same year she joined JT’s All-Star Band. I’ve been enraptured by Dan Tyminski’s voice since his Lonesome River Band days. Mercy, that man can sing!! This was my first time getting to collaborate with Dan, but keep your ears on! There’s more music headed your way soon.” — Becky Buller
Photo Credit: Jason Myers