The Woolshed Sessions
"Timeless... pure... as simple and beautiful as our landscape"
In late 2007 a bunch of Wellington musicians got together in an old woolshed in Takaka Valley, New Zealand, to record some songs. From this summertime gathering at the top of the South Island, The Woolshed Sessions project was born: a critically acclaimed limited edition album and a live show that sold out by word of mouth alone.
Distinguished by lashings of lap-steel guitar, lush vocal harmony sing-a-longs, taonga puoro – traditional Maori instruments – and banjo punctuations, the album is reflective of the woolshed’s idyllic Golden Bay surroundings, tinged with the ambient resonance of the space the music was created and recorded in: a converted woolshed with bare timber floors, lined with plywood and clad in corrugated iron.