The Bitter Liberals in the Studio

The Bitter Liberals are in the music studio this week cutting a new record. We’ve been working our butts off, full of intensity, concentration, and productivity. For this record, we’re spending four days in the studio laying down tracks. Each song was played through by the band with no vocals. Later we add vocal tracks, […]

Eleven Songs

Well well well. Turns out that the Bitter Liberals have 11 new unrecorded songs in the pile. You know what that means, right? Time to get into the studio and record them! We are having a great time in the new configuration, and our writing has been deeply influenced by our killer new Bitter Liberals […]

The Bitter Liberals Nominated for Two Wammies

We’re very proud to have been nominated again this year for two Wammies! We’re up for: Best Folk Contemporary Group Best Record Design (for Again) If you are a member of WAMA, please consider voting for us. We would greatly appreciate it. Vote here. Particularly psyched Bitter Liberals fans can register for WAMA membership and […]

Summer Harvest

The new Bitter Liberals CD has arrived. Just like the other fruits of our labor. Special thanks to Will Shenk from National Media Services (engineering), April Claggett (art), and Amy Barley (photography and endless musica). COME HELP US CELEBRATE!

New CD: The Bitter Liberals CD Release Concert 8.9.14 at BRH

The Bitter Liberals new CD Again is in final production at National Media Services and will be officially debuted at a concert in Berryville, VA Saturday August 9th. Tickets are available now. Who: The Bitter Liberals — Allen Kitselman, Clark Hansbarger, Mike Jewell, Gary McGraw What: CD Release Concert for the new CD Again Where: […]

The Bitter Liberals Again Proof Arrives Today (launch 8.9.14)

A quick trip to National Media Services in Front Royal today resulted in a handful of Mastered CD proofs for the band and a complete proof of the really cool packaging designed by April Claggett. What fun! Assuming everything is kosher from a bits front, we’ll start the duplication process so that we can have […]

Engineering Bright Penny: From the Bitter Liberals Second CD Again

The almost final step engineering the recording of Clark Hansbarger’s song Bright Penny at National Media Services. Gary McGraw and Will Shenk spend a couple of hours or so on each track. The last and final step is choosing a song order and mastering the final disc to balance out the song levels. Looks like […]

Again is in the Can: The Bitter Liberals Second CD

Monday was the last day of studio time putting down raw bits for the new CD, “Again.” As always, it was an intense time of great concentration and fun. We really love working with Will Shenk. Here is a very nice vignette video that Will shot while we were recording. We recorded two songs this […]

The Bitter Liberals Studio Work (CD#2 “Again”)

Friday we were all back in the studio at National Media Services in Front Royal hoping to get the last five songs from Again into the can. Three out of five is not bad. We recorded Pick One, Scarlet at Midnight, and Worry Me No More. Six hours later, we were toast. Working with engineer […]

The Bitter Liberals: Studio work on Again (CD#2)

Clark Hansbarger and I spent six hours in the studio yesterday with Will Shenk working on the new Bitter Liberals CD. National Media Services has added a new soundproof recording room to their arsenal (there are now four rooms separated by glass). The mixing console and monitor room are being recombobulated too. But the NMS […]