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After months of hard work from many dedicated people, all aspects of our debut album are finally complete. On Friday, April 23, 2010, we will release Constance, and the accompanying 47-page paperback book, at Trustus Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.
[Hear samples from the album: http://therestoration.bandcamp.com/]
The show will feature lighting design by Trey Hobbs, and performances by Natalie Brown and featured belly dancers and circus performers of Columbia's Alternacirque, as well as music from Riley Baugus, who appears on the Academy Award-winning Cold Mountain soundtrack as well as the 2008 Grammy-Winning Album of the Year, Raising Sand, by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.
We're also excited to introduce the Restoration Orchestra Players: cellist Kat Pollock, saxophonist Josh Williams, album producer/percussionist Stephen Russ, and album engineer/multi-instrumentalist Collin Derrick joining us on stage for the show--as well as a number of singers who will be joining in a singing of "Thy Sword, Thy Shield", the shape note hymn written by Daniel Machado for the album.
THE RESTORATION presents CONSTANCE
Their debut album on compact disc, featuring 12 original songs.
[Recorded by Collin Derrick and produced by Stephen Russ & Daniel Machado]
The album tells the fictional story of Constance Owen, an unrealized musical prodigy born to poor cotton farmers several years after the American Civil War in Lexington, SC. Her eventual union with Aaron Vale, a carpenter and musician of mixed race from Chicago, and the birth of their son, Thomas, plants a seed of discriminative hate in the surrounding community, bringing about the bankrupting of her family by the affluent Palmers, the related death of her husband, and the burying of her creative aspirations. Years later, Thomas' nihilistic vengeance against the Palmers sets off a cataclysmic series of violent events, as the South and the rest of the world plunge into the Great Depression.
CONSTANCE: THE COMPENDIUM
A 47-page paperback book, featuring:
* John Gilead Palmer: A Short Story by Daniel Machado
* Map of Lexington, 1912 - Featuring locations from the narrative
* Black & white photos of Lexington, SC and surrounding area by Amber Machado
* Timeline 1861-1930
* Shape note score of "Thy Sword, Thy Shield", the hymn by Daniel Machado, performed on the album by The Tattnall River Shape Note Singers in Savannah, GA.
* Owen ~ Vale ~ Palmer family trees