Since I Laid My Burdens Down

by Erik & Francois

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This is an album of duets I recorded with Dr. Francois "DivaMan, Etc!!!!!!!" Clemmons. It was recorded over the course of a week in September in Francois' living room. After I graduated from Middlebury last February, I found myself with a sudden lack of academic responsibility and structure, and ended up staying at Francois' house in Middlebury while looking for a job and getting my post-school life together. Francois had just retired and also found himself without the heavy burden of professional responsibility he had been carrying with him until that point. Though at very different times in our lives, we found ourselves at a similar juncture. This music, though recorded very quickly and informally, is the result of circumstance, fate, and a deep collaboration and musical learning process. There are no coincidences.

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released October 6, 2014

Vocals by Erik Benepe & Francois Clemmons, guitar by Erik Benepe. Album art by Sabina Holloway.

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