Mike & Cara Gangloff

Our brand new CD, the best thing we've recorded yet, is HERE. We'll talk it up more as we go, but we're really happy with how "Knock on Life's Door" came together -- it's different from what we've done before, and we're super grateful to all the members of the Great American Drone Orchestra for helping us on it.

There will be a vinyl edition later this year.

We still have some copies of the vinyl version of Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life that MIE released in the UK. And a dwindling number of our Durang's Hornpipe and Rake & Rambling Boy 7-inch on Great Pop Supplement. Both sides of the 7-inch are traditional tunes: the first is a fiddle/wheel fiddle exploration, the second a duo vocal w/sruti box using verses we learned from a home recording of Currence Hammons.

Here's our Facebook page where you can find various show info (also listed here on the shows tab).

And finally, if you haven't watched them enough times, here are two videos that Matt Peyton put together: one for Mulberry Raider that The Wire is featuring right here and one for West India, an old West Virginia fiddle tune that we used as a jumping off point for some fiddle-vielle a roue exploration.

Thanks for listening.

  • Knock on Life's Door September 17, 2015
  • New 7-inch is here May 1, 2015
  • Finland and France! April 8, 2015
  • Black Ribbon, Silver Thread LP is here November 11, 2014
  • Mike & Cara's "Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life" February 26, 2014
  • Gunn-Gangloff LP is here December 3, 2013
  • New releases available October 7, 2013
  • Poplar Hollow March 25, 2013
  • Across the sea February 22, 2012
  • No shows yet for Mike & Cara Gangloff

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