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Sara Shiloh Rae and Bluebird Junction

The Sondheim Project

Release Date: March 10, 2023

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1 Broadway Baby  
2 Ladies Who Lunch  
3 Millers Son  
4 Send In The Clowns  
5 Sooner Or Later  
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Creating a truly unique,original sound and a new musical vocabulary is a lofty goal for most bands. With their second album, The Sondheim Project, Sara Shiloh Rae & Bluebird Junction have done just that and more.

This is Stephen Sondheim as he has never been heard before. With five truly original arrangements of classics like “Send in the Clowns” and “Ladies who Lunch” the pandemic formed band has roared its way into the classical, jazz, americana and world music scene with a sound that is fresh, sophisticated and entirely their own.

The idea of arranging the music of Sondheim for an americana-bluegrass-informed stringband is the brainchild of Ms. Rae and her partner, banjo player Max Hoetzel.

“Our idea was to take the quintessential american quality that is Sondheim—the wit, the neurosis, the warmth, and sophistication— and marry it to the other quintessential american art forms, which are bluegrass and americana.” said Hoetzel, who also produced the album.

This five-track EP breathes new life into these beloved classics and gives a whole new perspective on some of Sondheim’s most brilliant songs.

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