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Documentary Production: Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes with Mama Kin, John Butler Trio, & Shakey Graves

In a sense this folk festival ambiance was our first ‘round at the rodeo as we pulled into Calgary. Excitement, inspiration, and lack of sleep was on our side from the one hour nap due to rocking out at Shakey Graves the night previous.

Day two was one for the books and it started with the breakfast of champions under a golden arch. Crew for the Day was highly recommended Cinematographer and Sound Technican [Life Capture’s] Adam Peariso and product of a desperate google search which ultimately was meant to be brought us Photographer Allison Seto.

The itinerary was to film an interview with John Butler of The John Butler Trio, partner to our muse Mama Kin followed by the band’s headline performance at The Calgary Folk Festival.

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Documentary Update

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Pre-production on the Documentary film is in progress.

Currently, we are gathering subjects for the trailer pitch and official filming is set to begin in October. We have up coming trips to Calgary, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Washington DC, New York, Perth, Australia, and the UK.

Keep up to date for behind the scenes photography as you follow our journey in the making of: The Women Behind the Men of Rock n Roll.

Right now? We are on a road trip to breathe in the summer air. “Headed out west with our headphones on and a song in the back of our soul.”

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Neulore – Nashville TN

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Adam Algin and William T. Cook a modern folk duo that take you by surprise on a sleepy day. Pull everything you love from the Lumineers & all you resonate with from Need To Breathe and roll them into one and there you will find Neulore ready and waiting for you.

 Name: Adam Agin
 Age: 29 in 11 days
 Where are you writing this: A Holiday Inn 20 miles south of Minneapolis

Home is where your story begins.

Tell us a little about where you come from and how Neulore came to be.

I grew up in Indiana. My father was a salesman and my mother was a gospel singer. We had our share of financial struggles, but love was never an issue. William grew up in Bowling Green, KY and we met in Nashville 5 years ago at a small gathering. I was on the hunt for people to build the band with and our musical chemistry came easily.

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 Best describe your musical style.

We call it Modern Folk, but really we are inspired by an array of styles. I grew up on singer songwriters like James Taylor and soul artists like Otis Redding. William has a classical background and went through a classic rock stage in high school. For us, it comes down to a good story and heart.

a neulore song writing What is the song writing process like for you.

I usually have a list of words or song titles that I’ve wanted to use. It’s an on going list. We typically flush out a progression or melody that seems to fit the the feeling we want to create that day. Then we work out lyrics. Our main goal is having the feeling of the instrumentation fit the story. 

Tell us how you bring together your music and the visual images so strongly portrayed in your songs.

For ‘Animal Evolve’ we created this alternate world. It only lives in our heads but it’s quite vivid to us. So we used a specific kind of vocabulary to help the listener hear what we see. 

 What would you like us to know about ‘Shadow of a Man’.

It was the last song we wrote for the record. The day before our last day in the studio. All we were going for was something upbeat and something epic. 

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