A Gardening Club Project is the latest project by Canadian Progressive Singer-songwriter Martin Springett. A Gardening Club Project features Kevin Laliberte on Flamenco Guitar and Electric Guitar, Drew Birston – Fretless Electric Bass and Acoustic Bass, Martin Springett – Guitars and Vocals with special guest Sari Alesh – Violin on Part 2 Sister Of Theft.

“I had always wanted to work with guitarist Kevin Laliberte and bassist Drew Birston of the Sultans Of String. The new song that I was working on, Forever Leaving Home, with lyrics by Terry Findlay that inspired me to go to a new place musically and emotionally, seemed to fit Kevins’ Flamenco stylings. When Drew added his acoustic arco bass and then fretless bass into the proceedings, the dark drama of the song went through the roof. I was amazed at this musical and emotional response, so I knew we had to do more. Kevin’s stellar guitar playing is matched by his production abilities, and when the next song, Woman In the Waves, was taken to a finish I longed to find another piece that would make this project a trilogy of songs. Well over a year ago I had recorded Sister Of Theft at Kevin’s home studio, and after asking my good friend Sari Alesh to add violin, it had remained ‘dormant’ as it didn’t quite fit into the musical realm of The Gardening Club work I was doing with Norm MacPherson. The eastern rhythmic and tonal influences that were coming into the music connected all three songs beautifully. For Kevin and Drew, this is home territory! This is nothing I could have planned! Serendipity played its part once again, in life as in music.”
Martin Springett

1. Part 1 Forever Leaving Home / Lyrics by Terry Findlay 
Kevin Laliberte – Flamenco Guitar and Electric Guitar 
Drew Birston – Fretless Electric Bass and Acoustic Bass 
Martin Springett – Guitars and Vocals 

2. Part 2 Sister Of Theft / Lyrics from A Poem by Sandra Kasturi 
Sari Alesh – Violin 
Kevin Laliberte – Flamenco Guitar – Electric Bass 
Martin Springett – Guitars and Vocals 

3. Part 3 Woman In the Waves 
Martin Springett – Guitars Bass and Vocals 

Tracks based on Martin Springett’s demos recorded at Studio Spong Toronto 
Track 2 recorded at Kevin Laliberte’s studio in Toronto 
Bass parts recorded at Drew Birston’s studio Toronto 
Sari Alesh recorded his violin at his studio in Victoria BC 

Mixing, sound design, string arrangements, drum programming, and production by Kevin Laliberte 
Arrangements by Drew Birston, Kevin Laliberte, and Martin Springett 
Artwork by Martin Springett 

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