Thomas Wesley Stern is currently in the Anthony Defabritus
and Javier Rebollar (both of Accidental Seabirds) owned and operated AntFarm Studio in Freehold Township, NJ recording its still to be titled debut full-length, and follow up to a pair of 2011 EPs dubbed Hope Folk, and the Sun Sessions production, Full Moon Songs, and yet, the four-man string band remains focused on the future…or at least early 2012 when, according to front-man Joe Makoviecki, the outfit plans to commence work on another release.
Maybe you don’t trust him; maybe you can’t believe that Thomas Wesley Stern is capable of churning out quality Folk numbers, including “Hello Hello” which is up for Song Of The Year at the 19th Annual Asbury Music Awards, at such a rapid pace.
Maybe you need some sort of visual and/or sonic proof that the vocalist and multi-instrumentalis isn’t fibbing…look no further than the video Mackoviecki dropped recently of a demo titled “Far I Roam,” featuring the front-man crooning over accordion play. The demo may, or may not, be slated for that aforementioned future work, regardless, enjoy it below:
Be sure to check out Thomas Wesley Stern at The Asbury Music Awards, presented by The Saint, hosted by The Stone Pony, on November 13th. As well as performing alongside a number of talented outfits, musicians, and spoken word artists, Mackoviecki and company have been nominated for six awards including:
- Top Male/Acoustic Act
- Top Multi-Instrumentalist – Gary Mayer
- Best Live Performance
- Top Americana Band
- Best Local Release – Hope Folk
- Song Of The Year – “Hello Hello”
Also, Thomas Wesley Stern, in association with Accidental Seabirds, The Amboys, Elevator Art, and Mad Feather Group (all of which are also up for AMA awards), recently released a five-track compilation album entitled The Cross-bred Sampler, featuring new music from each of the mentioned groups. The bands have been giving the records away fro free at live performances, however, donations are always welcome.
NOTE: Those five bands will perform together at The Brighton Bar on December 9th as part of an EP release show for Elevator Art’s Tent City…don’t miss it.