Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey, the follow up to Leyla McCalla's critically acclaimed Vari-Colored Songs, is a musical exploration of two cultural identities - one sprouted in the United States and the other firmly planted in Haiti. McCalla alternates between cello, tenor banjo and guitar, and sings in English, French and Haitian Creole. Whether she tackles fresh versions of traditional pieces or original compositions, there is a timelessness and perceptivity to all of her songs, which ask big questions and demand big answers.
Personnel: Leyla McCalla (vocals, guitar, tenor banjo, cello); Daniel Tremblay (vocals, guitar); Free Feral (vocals, viola); Jason "J-Phat" Jurzak (sousaphone).
Audio Mixer: Justin Tocket.
Recording information: Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA (11/2015); The Music Shed, New Orleans, LA (11/2015).
Photographer: Sarrah Danziger.