Singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin’s Americana album Clover Lane was released on July 1st, 2014 by Yep Roc Records to stunning reviews in both the US an Europe and was charted in the top fifteen folk albums on the Roots Music Report for three months. In
August the song “Mockingbird” from Clover Lane was chosen by NPR’s “Heavy Rotation: Ten Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing,” and Spotify named “Diamond Mind” on its list of “2014 Best Songs of the Year.” Tolchin and his band opened for Dave and Phil Alvin on their east coast tour in July and midwest tour in February, and he opened for Chuck Prophet on a five-week tour of Europe in October and will be touring Europe again with the band again in the spring of 2015. Tolchin has also opened for Tom Paxton, Chris Smither, Rickie Lee Jones, Deer Tick, Burton Cummings, Justin Townes Earl, Vanessa Carlton, Joseph Arthur, Tony Joe White, Black Prairie, and Mandolin Orange. Tolchin has appeared at the Newport Folk
Festival, SXSW Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Clover Lane, produced by Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice) and engineered by Anderson East in Nashville, includes Chris Scruggs, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), John McCauley (Deer Tick), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), and more. It was mixed in Silverlake,
California with Sheldon Gomberg (Charlie Musselwhite, Ben Harper) and mastered by Bernie Grundman. Previously, Tolchin independently released Criminal Man, recorded at Dirt Floor with Eric Lichter along with the help of musicians Ben Knox Miller of Low Anthem and Brown Bird’s MorganEve Swain and the late, great David Lamb. His album 5 Dollar EP, also produced by Etzioni, was released in 2013.Tolchin named his album Clover Lane after the street where he grew up in Princeton. As he tells it, “My parents bought the Clover Lane house in 1996. Fast forward to 2012. At
the suggestion of a friend, record producer Marvin Etzioni came out to a show of mine in Los Angeles (Room 5). After an inspired conversation, a few weeks later Marvin and I were recording an album together in Nashville.” The pivotal phone call to Etzioni that
night had come from Jonah’s friend, singer-songwriter Alex Wright. He and his wife Chris had met Marvin through their friend and neighbor in LA, Anna Serridge. When Jonah met Anna at the Wright’s, he discovered, quite by chance, that she had lived in the
very same house on Clover Lane and had sold it to Tolchin’s parents sixteen years earlier.
Tolchin says, “I am a believer in a deeper meaning behind life. This record is a passionate manifestation of the cosmos in perfect harmony. The house I grew up in on Clover Lane is the center of the spider’s web from which the interconnected strands have been woven into these songs and recordings.”
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