The band's debut full-length album, C.A.S.S. features intricate four and five-part vocal harmonies, sizzling saxophone lines, dance-inducing grooves, and catchy lyrics and melodies that combine to create a fresh, genre-defying sound. Good luck trying to keep these tunes from getting embedded in your head for days!!
released May 30, 2013
Jessica McIlquham - vocals, piano, keyboards, bells
Britta Gilbertson - vocals
Nels Urtel - vocals, guitar, mandolin
Joe Tierney - vocals, saxophone
Zach Brawford - drums, percussion
Kori Nielsen - vocals, bass
Tim Mattson - vocals, guitar
Ethan Schmidt - bass
-Music & Lyrics by Jessica Mcilquham and Kori Nielsen ("Hush")
-Produced by Beacon James
-Recorded & Engineered by Bill Stertz, Mike Ramirez, and Andrew Zoellner @ Shock and Audio, Minneapolis, MN.
-Mixed by Andrew Zoellner @ Shock and Audio.
-Mastered by Michael Sandstedt @ Shock and Audio.
-Choir tracks on "If You Stay" recorded by Rob Hagen at Gantner Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
-Album Art & Layout by Kori Nielsen
-"The Weight" used with permission.
-All original songs © Beacon James LLC 2013
Beacon James would like to thank:
Bill Stertz, for your ear, your advice, and your enthusiasm; Evan Middlesworth, for your support and our beginning; James Ignacio, for your songs and your friendship; Howard Ruan for your talent as well as flexibility and willingness to travel long distances.
Additional thanks to the Brawfords, the Mattsons, Laura Drane, Isaac Risseeuw, Luke Otto, Aurelien Petillot, members of the UW-Eau Claire 2011-2012 Concert Choir...our friends, family, and all our WONDERFUL fans!!
Special thanks to all of our music teachers over the years...our gratitude and your hard work and dedication is present in every performance.
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