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The Abominable Stringband, Volume 1

Noah y Maurizio's Acoustic Nomads (NyMAN for short) was always envisioned as a collective, more than the sum of its members. In "The Abominable Stringband Vol. 1" this vision is fully realized.

During a frenzied week of musical activity from May 20th-26th, 2021, our band lived together in a studio called The Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, Maine. There we recorded 19 brand new songs, all written or arranged by our musicians for the group.

Two albums have coalesced out of that marathon recording session, the first of which you have before you, "The Abominable Stringband Volume 1."

We are very proud of the playing, the writing, and the musical cohesion we achieved with this record, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it!

Special thanks to our friends, our families, our loved ones, and our communities for supporting us through these difficult years, and to our musicians for being so courageous, open, and trusting. Music cannot exist without patience and vulnerability, and you delivered more than we ever expected.

Lastly, we are eternally grateful to you, dear listener, for taking a chance on new music. It is small acts of courage and generosity like yours that will allow all 7 billion of us on Earth, bit by bit, to emerge into a new world entirely of our choosing.


released November 12, 2021

Noah y Maurizio's Acoustic Nomads (NyMAN) would like to thank The Iguana Fund of Club Passim for the grant that served as the seed money for this album.

Violin - Sofia Chiarandini
Mandolin - Ethan Setiawan
Guitar & Venezuelan Cuatro - Maurizio Fiore Salas
Guitar - João Perrusi
Cello - Parker Ousley
Bass - Noah Harrington

Recorded May 20th-26th, 2021 by Ethan Setiawan at Great North Sound Society, Parsonsfield, ME

Mixed & Mastered by Nathaniel "Tano" Brock

Graphic Design by Kelly Chiarandini, Photos by Louise Bichan

The Abominable Stringband, Volume 1

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