CURRENT DAY is the follow-up release to Martin Van Ruin’s critically-acclaimed debut, Every Man a King. A collective project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder), the seven-piece band’s new album sees the group exploring increasingly modern sounds while building upon the ideas that led critic Jessica Hopper to write that their debut was “one of the best local albums of the year; a sprawling folk-rock work with vintage country and chamber elements … an album in a classic sense,” for American Songwriter Magazine to say that “fans looking for Chicago’s next Wilco may want to check out Martin Van Ruin,” and for the Chicago Sun-Times to write that “[t]he Bob Dylan and Neil Young comparisons are inescapable for this new folk rock supergroup.” The eight-song release was recorded over a series of sessions in 2017 at the Music Garage, and was recorded and engineered by Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz).
Martin Van Ruin is:
Alex Winter: bass
Brian Sharpe: lead guitars, piano
Cathy Starr: violin
Derek Nelson: vocals, guitars
Sarah Jane Goldstein: vocals, percussion, melodica
Pete Falknor: drums, synth, guitars
Philip Vickers: lap steel, guitars, trumpet
CURRENT DAY was recorded/mixed by Mike Lust. Mastered by Carl Saff. Written by Martin Van Ruin. Cover artwork by Dixon Jong.