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Room for Everyone

"Room for Everyone" is most simply just meant to challenge the notion of where the mandolin can belong in music. In some ways it's more of a collage than an album. Every track pulls from a different source that has inspired me over the years.

This includes notions of old time in the track "Headed Home / Come On Down" which was co-written/arranged by the tenor guitarist (John Posey) and cello player (Niko Kreider of Jakob's Ferry Stragglers) on the track. There are pieces of more modern funk, like the track "Guest Room," which features Jordan Rose on drums, Nick Campbell on bass, and Steve Watkins on organ. The track "The Admiral" is a mandolin and upright bass driven trap song and "What It Looks Like & How It Feels" rides the line between jazz ballad and lo-fi hip hop. There is even a hybrid acoustic/electronic 80s inspired synthwave track in 7/4 titled "Hindsight."

A few other notable guests include Conall Mulvenna, who played guitar on Nonplussed, Jacob Hurlock, who played piano on No Scratch, and Eli Weidman, who filled out the record with lovely aux percussion and a few additional kit parts. The entire record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by yours truly in my home studio in Morgantown, WV.

It's been a dream of mine for a long time to have something pressed. I hope you guys are as excited as I am! Please also note - this is not the final package design. We're working on making something real clean behind the scenes! ALSO! The first 50 sold will go for $5 less than the asking price ($25) and of course, a digital copy is included with the physical copy.

"Room for Everyone" is most simply just meant to challenge the notion of where the mandolin can belong in music. In some ways it's more of a collage than an album. Every track pulls from a different source that has inspired me over the years.

This includes notions of old time in the track "Headed Home / Come On Down" which was co-written/arranged by the tenor guitarist (John Posey) and cello player (Niko Kreider of Jakob's Ferry Stragglers) on the track. There are pieces of more modern funk, like the track "Guest Room," which features Jordan Rose on drums, Nick Campbell on bass, and Steve Watkins on organ. The track "The Admiral" is a mandolin and upright bass driven trap song and "What It Looks Like & How It Feels" rides the line between jazz ballad and lo-fi hip hop. There is even a hybrid acoustic/electronic 80s inspired synthwave track in 7/4 titled "Hindsight."

A few other notable guests include Conall Mulvenna, who played guitar on Nonplussed, Jacob Hurlock, who played piano on No Scratch, and Eli Weidman, who filled out the record with lovely aux percussion and a few additional kit parts. The entire record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by yours truly in my home studio in Morgantown, WV.

It's been a dream of mine for a long time to have something pressed. I hope you guys are as excited as I am! Please also note - this is not the final package design. We're working on making something real clean behind the scenes! ALSO! The first 50 sold will go for $5 less than the asking price ($25) and of course, a digital copy is included with the physical copy.

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Room for Everyone

Alex Heflin
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12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)
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12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
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This is a Pre-Order project. You will be charged immediately after completing your order. The pre-order will close once it reaches the available quantity or the project end date.
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You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased.
Project duration
Pre-order: Mar 13 2021 00:00 UTC ~
Estimated shipping date
Mid-September, 2021
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the situation. We will notify you the updates via email.
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Alex Heflin is a mandolinist originally from Los Angeles, California.

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