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Steins, John & Scott Sheerin - Midnight Light: Contemporary Music from the Yukon

Format: LP
Label: River Town Records JSSS-3939
Year: 1981
Origin: Yukon
Genre: folk, contemporary
Value of Original Title: $35.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Yukon, 1980's, Folk, MOCM Top 1000 Canadian Albums


Side 1

Track Name
Raga Rag
Paddle Wheeler
Ice Crystals
Yukon Breeze

Side 2

Track Name
Night Sky
Jonathans Dream



John Steins & Scott Sheerin - Midnight Light: Contemporary Music from the Yukon

John steins midnight light front

Midnight Light: Contemporary Music from the Yukon


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This is an album I did as a duo with sax and flute player Scott Sheerin in 1981 with the great Daniel Lanois at the controls in Grant Ave. Studios, Hamilton, Ontario along with Canadian folk legend David Essig producing. It was recorded live to tape over a couple of days.

Much cherished appearances on some of the tracks were made by Scott Merritt, Bob Becker, Carleen Amos and Paula Hassard along with help from Jude Johnson and Rob Wallinger.

This music lives on as an important part of Yukon’s musical landscape and am happy to say that it still resonates after such a long time.
-John Steins

John Steins: solo six string guitar, 12 string guitar, 6 string guitar
Scott Sheerin: flute, bass flute, soprano sax
Bob Becker: tablas, bodhran
David Essig: mandolin
Paula Hassard: flute
Carleen Amos-Sheerin: flute
Kim Boyce: treebell & various effects
Scott Merritt: glockenspiel

Produced by David Essig
Engineered by Daniel Lanois
Jacket by Susanne Cumming and John Steins
Cover Illustration by John Steins
Photography: Cheryl Hassard

Recorded Direct to Stereo at 30 I.P.S. at Grant Avenue Studios in Hamilton, Ontario

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