April 12, 2020
There will be new recordings and art starting to appear here within the next couple weeks. This site will be undergoing a bit of a rebirth over the coming month so thank you for your patience. Please stick with me and with all us musicians/artists as we offer our voices up for the cause of the beauty of the human spirit.
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In March of 2017, Tenzin released his fifth album as a one day, one microphone, solo acoustic recording entitled "Alone in the House" that is only available to those who come to live performances, so come to a concert if you'd like that one!
Tenzin Chopak's fourth album "Awful Good", recorded with Nicholas Walker on double bass, Rosie Newton violin and vocals, and Greg Evans on drums, was released November of 2016! Click on the album cover to go to CDBaby for purchase of downloads or hard copies!
This album features:
Tenzin Chopak on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, accordion, cello, upright bass, and banjo
Eric Aceto on 6 string violin
Rich DePaolo on bass
Bill King on drums and percussion
Peter Dodge on flugelhorn
Recorded at Willow House in Ithaca by Tenzin Chopak
at MonkSound in Trumansburg, NY by Greg McGrath
and at Dodge Studio by Peter Dodge
Tenzin Chopak - Rockwood Ferry
Rockwood Ferry's third album "Mask Maker" released May of 2015 Words and Music by Tenzin Chopak
Tenzin Chopak: vocals, guitar, cello, accordion, piano, banjo, double bass Eric Aceto: I.S.I. 6 string violin Rich DePaolo: fretless and fretted bass Peter Dodge: flugelhorn Bill King: drums and percussion
Rockwood Ferry - Rockwood Ferry
Rockwood Ferry Tenzin Chopak: vocals, acoustic and resophonic guitar, piano, banjo.
Eric Aceto: I.S.I. six string violin and I.S.I. five string violin.
Ethan Jodziewicz: double bass and percussion.
Rosie Newton: vocals, four string violin, accordion.
Richie Stearns: clawhammer banjo.
Copyright 2013 Tenzin Chopak and Rockwood Ferry.
Produced by Tenzin Chopak and Greg McGrath Recorded and Mixed by Greg McGrath at MonkSound in Trumansburg, NY.
Mastered by Will Russell at Electric Wilburland in Newfield, NY.
Album art by Tenzin Chopak. Graphic design by Pat Burke.
Tenzin's debut album "Speak Like Water" was recorded the old fashioned way, with all musicians playing at once in a circle in one room, on one lovely drizzly day in May of 2012 at MonkSound in Trumansburg with engineer/producer/dear friend Greg McGrath. It was later mastered by Nate Silas Richardson at REP Studios in Ithaca. The band had only been performing together since December of 2011, and the approach to these seven original songs was free, spontaneous, and improvisational - a live performance recording that captures the stage of evolution that the ensemble was passing through at that very moment. Although there are only seven songs on the recording, they just so happen to amount to approximately 43 minutes of music - and that is how this project went from being an EP demo to being a full album.
The ensemble on this album is Tenzin Chopak, Richie Stearns, Rosie Newton, Eric Aceto, and Harry Aceto.
"Speak Like Water" was then released during Rockwood Ferry's performances in the dance tent at the Grassroots Music Festival in Trumansburg in July of 2012.
All songs were written by Tenzin Chopak except Billy in the Low Ground (traditional), Rosie's Unreel (Rosie Newton), and Martin's Breakdown (Richie Stearns).
All songs were arranged by the Rockwood Ferry ensemble.