[Cover photo credit to Rob DeMartin]
Singer-songwriter Terre Roche of the historic NYC sibling Folk trio, The Roches, has announced the release of Kin Ya See That Sun, a collection of previously unreleased live recordings and original songs written and performed by Terre and her late sister Maggie. The 15-track album arrives digitally Friday, October 21, 2022.
Kin Ya See That Sun will also be released as a limited-edition book featuring illustrations by Terre Roche, song lyrics, rare photographs, exclusive new interview excerpts, and additional background about the project. The title track has been released, one which was the first song Terre and Maggie wrote together as children.
Terre Roche explains:
I was 12 years old, and Maggie was 13. We were just learning to play guitar. We’d learned off a PBS special called ‘Folk Guitar with Laura Weber’ – I’ve always regretted that I never wrote Laura Weber a fan letter, and sadly she has passed away, but she taught us a bunch of guitar chords, strums and very cool folk songs we had never heard before. Maggie gave me this set of lyrics and I wrote the music for it. Though we had never traveled beyond our New Jersey home we had a longing to go out West.
Sadly, Maggie Roche passed away in 2017. Two years later, Terre received live recordings from two different people who had recorded she and Maggie performing in 1975 and 2000. Highlights included performances of fan favorites like “Telephone Bill” and “Damned Old Dog” and the classic “If You Emptied Out All Your Pockets You Could Not Make the Change”. All live recordings featured on Kin Ya See That Sun were restored and mastered by Thomas Millioto.
Terre Roche adds:
Working on this project has brought me back in touch with the deep spiritual connection Maggie and I shared at a point in our lives. You can hear that connection in these songs. Hearing the music we made together amazes me after all these years. And I feel her gratitude toward me, wherever she is now, for shepherding the songs in their pure form through some tough terrain and on out into the light for everyone to hear.
Terre Roche will celebrate the release of Kin Ya See That Sun with a special performance at New York City’s City Winery on October 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.