My Heart is My Home

by Seth Bernard

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about

What began as a live-to-tape studio album came to fruition through remote collaborations, with the album’s central themes of personal healing, social change, and cultural transformation resonating even more deeply as we emerge from the pandemic. Recorded at La Luna Recording and Sound in Kalamazoo, the album features Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass), Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck), Dan Rickabus (The Crane Wives), Jordan Hamilton (Last Gasp Collective) and Mike Shimmin (The Olllam, Joshua Davis).

Seth is an esteemed musician, community organizer, activist and educator based in Michigan. He has been instrumental in crafting not only a prolific collection of music, but a culture of collaboration and cooperation in Michigan’s musical community as the architect of Earthwork Music. Seth is also the founder of Title Track, a non-profit engaging creativity to work for Clean Water, Racial Equity and Youth Empowerment. Seth has been featured on NPR and showcased at SXSW. He has shared stages with John Prine, Daniel Johnston, Richie Havens, Greg Brown and Patty Griffin.

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released June 21, 2021

All songs copyright Samuel Seth Bernard 2021
Eggtones Music, BMI

All This Time (Bernard / Hasan)
Rangin’ (Bernard / Hamilton)

Seth Bernard - vocals, acoustic, electric & lap steel guitars, casio keyboard

Dave Bruzza - electric guitar (Love Yourself)

Samantha Cooper - harmony vocals (Crystalline Pools, Love Yourself, All This Time), violin/fiddle (Crystalline Pools, Love Yourself)

Khalin Diggins - bass

Jordan Hamilton - cello, vocal feature (Rangin’)

Amber Hasan - vocal feature (All This Time)

Drew Howard - pedal steel, electric guitar (All This Time, Keep Rockin’ - right side)

Daniel Kahn - piano & accordion (Jackie’s Waltz)

Theo Katzman - electric guitar (Keep Rockin’ - left side)

Mike Lynch - Hammond organ (Love Yourself)

Mike Merenda - banjo, casio sk-5

Laurel Premo - violin/fiddle (My Heart is My Home)

Dan Rickabus - drums, harmony vocals (Love Yourself, The Time Has Come, Keep Rockin’, All This Time, Rangin’), percussion (Crystalline Pools, Bending with the Wind, Love Yourself)

Michael Shimmin - percussion

Levi Taylor - piano (Crystalline Pools)

Ruth Ungar - harmony vocals (Bending with the Wind, The Time Has Come), violin/fiddle (Bending with the Wind, Rangin’), hand claps

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Graphic Design by Will Thomas
Photos by Tyler Franz (photo of Seth + Iris by May Erlewine

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Recorded by Ian Gorman at La Luna Recording and Sound in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Assistance and emotional stewardship by Tony Mitchell

“Shadowside” basic tracking and production by Johnny Irion at Honor Roll in North Adams, Mass.

“Don’t Lose Track”, “My Heart is My Home” and “Jackie’s Waltz” basic tracking by Seth Bernard at home on cassette 4-track.

Dave Bruzza’s guitar was recorded by Chris Pandolfi.
Amber Hasan’s vocal was recorded by William Bearyman.

Levi, Jordan, Laurel, Daniel, Drew, Theo, Mike Lynch, Mike Merenda + Ruthy all recorded their own parts at home.

Mixed by Ian Gorman.

Mastered by Samuel Peters and Ian Gorman at La Luna Recording and Sound.

Produced by Seth Bernard, Ian Gorman, and Dan Rickabus.

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"Seth Bernard wields an acoustic guitar, a powerful stage presence and a fiercely contagious spirit... Thought-provoking, compassionate, funny songs backed up by agile picking."
-The Ark

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