185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

Grey Eagle Events Presents

OUTPOST: Will Hartz & The Midwives Vinyl Release Party with Santiago y Los Gatos

All Ages
Thursday, June 20
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7:30pm
$10 / Day Of : $12
– ALL AGES
– STANDING ROOM ONLY
– RAIN OR SHINE
 
Moving back to Western North Carolina after 13 years of working as a professional musician
in Maui, Will Hartz joined forces with The Midwives, a session band, at Echo Mountain
Recording in Asheville, NC. The band is a collaboration between Zack Page on bass,
Nashville based Herschel VanDyke on drums, Muddy Welles on lead guitar and Jim Aaron on
harmonica. Members of The Midwives have recorded and performed with artists such as
Elizabeth Cook, Casey Kristofferson, Amy Nelson, Krave Amiko and more. Hartz’s debut
album, “Easy”, also features guest appearances from Jamar Woods on Hammond B3 (Sleep
Alone and Heavy Door) and Casey James on pedal steel guitar (Show Me).

Over two days, they rehearsed and recorded eight tracks at Echo Mountain Recording in
Asheville, NC with Grammy award winning engineer Julian Dreyer at the board (engineering
and mixing), Autumn Greenfield producing and Kenny Harrington assisting. The album will be
released online and on a limited vinyl run, with digital and vinyl mastering done by Dave Harris
at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte. The songs on the album were tracked live in the studio,
with minimal overdubs, and prerelease reviews of “Easy” have compared this LP to early
Black Crowes more than once.

The album releases digitally worldwide on May 17, 2024 and a limited run of vinyl will be
available for sale at the vinyl release show on June 20, 2024 with Santiago y Los Gatos
opening the evening.