Welcome to the Welcome Wagon
Years ago Vito and Monica Aiuto and Sufjan Stevens backing together in an ensemble called The Welcome Wagon. I was impressed and I asked Vito why they didn't have an album out. He said that they had been working on it for a while. Now its here. The project is a blend of soulful Appalachian gospel hymns and the kind of lush folk you'd expect with Sufjan providing backup instrumentation and producing. If you aren't already a fan of Sufjan (as I am) you should check him out too. Stevens and co. have created a unique sound that blends the naive jazz of Vince Guaraldi with the political style of Paul Simon and their own spirituality.
Download the new Welcome Wagon single Sold! To The Rich Man