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Liminal Lover

by Ballad Of

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Dear Ethel 04:07
Hard Line 02:46
Eternal Day 02:08
Old Boy 03:37
Hard Drive 03:41
Weeping Mary 01:40
Psalm 30 01:48
Beach Glass 06:51


released May 3, 2019

Ballad Of is...
Margaret (Wasaff) Kram: vocals & guitar
Anders Fahey: vocals, banjo, acoustic & electric guitar
Jonathan Een Newton: vocals, cello, electric bass, fiddle, piano & harmonium
Manny Arciniega: drums, percussion & soundscapes

Additional musicians...
Corinne Ducey: vocals (tracks 3, 5, 11, 14)
Seth Kibel: clarinet & saxophone (tracks 2, 4, 9, 10)
Dan Bullard: piano (tracks 2, 9)
David McKindley-Ward: guitar (track 1)
Alex Lacquement: upright bass (tracks 6, 12)

Produced by Ballad Of and Chris Freeland
All songs arranged by Ballad Of
Recorded and mixed by Chris Freeland at Beat Babies
Mastered by Sarah Register
Design and layout by Dan MacDonald Studios
Photo by Jonny Grave

This album is dedicated to the memory of Dale Newton

Thank you to all of our families and friends—near, far, in this world or the next—for your constant encouragement, guidance, and support, especially Canden, Mahler, Baby Emyn, the entire Schwanciniega Clan, Brian, Julian, Tom & Kris Fahey, Don Fahey, Yolie-n-Manny, Heather, George, Rachael & Charlie, Caleb Menzies for your beautiful logo design, CJ, Adrian & Meredith, Jennifer Ballow, Margaret & Dan Carpenter, Mitch, Lennie, Kendall, Jamison & Jason Cox, Niamh Ducey, Andrea Een, Andrew & Betty Een, James & Melanie Een, Stephen Francis, Dale Newton & Jane Gates, Robert & Norma Gazaille, Molly Hickman, Robert & Laurel Jones, Shingi Masanzu & Mylo Mannya, Brian McDonald, Kelly McDonald, Michael Merino and your neighborhood crows for the found sounds on “Old Boy,” Lorenzo & Blanca Morales and family, Nancy Paddleford, Loretta Painter, Patricia Rayner, Carolyn & Charlie Wasaff, John Wasaff, and a special thank you to Chris Freeland—the master and maestro—we are forever grateful for your passion, vision, and commitment to this project.


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Ballad Of Washington, D.C.

The DC-based quartet Ballad Of draws its influences from a deep well of both traditional and contemporary musical styles including early blues, Appalachian old-time, experimental classical, and shape-note hymnody. The group consists of Margaret Wasaff (guitar), Anders Fahey (banjo), Jonathan Een Newton (cello/fiddle), & Manny Arciniega (drums). ... more

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