[Cover photo credit to Jace Kartye]
Fireside Collective will be releasing their new album, Across The Divide on August 5th, 2022. With songwriter Jon Weisberger Producing, the group, including singer/mandolinist Jesse Iaquinto, guitarist/singer Joe Cicero, Alex Genova (banjo, vocals), resonator guitarist and vocalist Tommy Maher and Carson White (bass, vocals), crafted Across The Divide in three sessions over nearly a year, releasing two singles so far, “And The Rain Came Down” and “Blue Is My Condition”.
Jesse Iaquinto explains:
When the world shut down and the music industry came to a halt, we decided to head to a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. We didn’t know when we’d be back on the road, or what touring would look like, but we knew if we kept creating music, it would be the best way to ensure we could return to playing music. Over the course of 3 days, we began arranging the songs that would become a part of our fourth studio album.
The project is a celebration of the journey from the familiar world into the unknown, and back into recognizable territory, but with new understanding. The songs speak of love, loss, fear and the comfort of home. The days in the studio were as much an outpouring of emotions as they were a recording project. We crossed over lines and explored new territory, while never forgetting the road that led us to where we are today.