In the Advocate (2017)

Important note: listening in headphones or in an otherwise silent room will improve your chances of enchantment by bird chirp.

This album was recorded live in its entirety in the goose pen of the Advocate Tree in the Forest of Nisene Marks, Aptos, California, in January 2016. The Advocate Tree was a 1,000 year old redwood tree, 263 feet tall with a circumference of 45 feet. After storms uprooted her in January of 2017, the artists felt compelled to publicly share the recordings. This release celebrates the life of a tree that was saved from logging long enough to fall in its own time, as nature saw fit.

released February 22, 2017

All songs written and performed by Kasia Kuğay except Hemşin Yaylalarina, a traditional song from the Northeast of Turkey along the Black Sea coast

Vocals, guitar by Kasia Kuğay
Banjo by Joe Kaplow on Coyote Eyes
Recorded by Jason Bustillos in the Advocate Tree, Forest of Nisene Marks
Mixed and mastered by Lucas Heinel at Getaway Studios

Special thanks to Jeff Hanson and James Durland of the Cabrillo College Recording Program for loaning equipment and encouragement. tags