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Clara Berry grew up by the sea in Southern Maine, writing delicate, twisting melodies and enchanting story-based lyrics. Meanwhile Joe O'Neill, the primary force of Wooldog, grew up on Boston's South Shore garnering influence from Billy Martin and John Zorn whilst wailing on pickle buckets in the Cambridge streets. The two met at a show in Lowell, MA and later found their styles to be perfectly complimentary.
Not long after they would commence recording with producer Bradford Swanson (The Bad Plus, Mason Jennings) on a full-length album released in October of 2013. The Wire NH & The Portland Press Herald named it among the best local records of 2013. The first track off the album, "Air Traffic" was used in the first free online music production course presented by NYU Steinhardt, MIT Media Lab and P2PU.
Their music has been featured on The Bob Edwards Show, Soundcheck, The River Boston and a number of local stations throughout New England. In December of 2013 the duo recorded and released the single "Riches & The Girls" with Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady, Gay Blades) a preview of things to come in 2014.
Clara Berry's Website: http://claraberry.com/ & Soundcloud Page: https://soundcloud.com/claraberry
PWYM Tools and Templates for Air Traffic
Video Interviews and Descriptions of Creative Process around Air Traffic
- Interview with Clara Berry, Joe O'Neill, and Bradford Swanson on the creation and recording of Air Traffic:
- Identifying instruments in Air Traffic:
- Listening critically for space and sound placement in Air Traffic:
- Describing the recorded timbres in Air Traffic: