The Oh Bruni 6-song extended-play recording is completed and is now available to purchase on CD Baby. The procedure is simple and their songs are downloaded directly to your computer/iPad/iPhone, etc. Consultations are free from the digital doctor (AKA Nick Viani) if you’d like some assistance navigating the online environment.
In an email announcing the release, Alicia wrote:
Oh Bruni’s album “Oh Bruni” was a ball to create and, despite the great physical distances between each member of the band (we’re busy farming in Africa, doctoring in the desert, getting educated in the mountains, parenting cozily at home and therapizing in the big city), we are proud of this little album and hope that you too find it enjoyable.
Most importantly, their remarkable performances will always be a part of us—the us being those fortunate to have seen Oh Bruni live in living rooms, house concerts, at clubs, coffee houses and myriad venues in Portland, Bend, Ashland, and points between. It was a good journey and we fortunately have this recording to perpetuate it.
Click the play button ( ▶️ below) to listen to key parts of the entire set or select a particular tune within the playlist and begin there. Scroll down to view the song credits and check out the link to each song’s lyrics so you can read/sing along as you listen to the tunes. Just like we did in the golden era of vinyl records.
Walk Your Way (3:57) by Alicia Viani. (vocals: Alicia Viani & Steve Eggers, dobro: Steve Eggers, slide guitar: Mark Orton, drums: Noah Axe, bass: Jordan Muller, banjo: Alicia Viani) ~ Lyrics
How the Sun Survives (4:45) by Alicia Viani. (vocals: Alicia Viani & Steve Eggers, dobro: Steve Eggers, accordion: Steve Pool, drums: Noah Axe, bass: Jordan Muller) ~ Lyrics
Daylight (4:35) by Steve Eggers. (vocals: Steve Eggers & Alicia Viani, drums: Noah Axe, dobro: Steve Eggers, bass: Jordan Muller, banjo: Alicia Viani, accordion: Steve Pool) ~ Lyrics
From Afar (3:51) by Alicia Viani. (vocals: Alicia, dobro: Steve Eggers, drums: Noah Axe, bass & piano: Jordan Muller) ~ Lyrics
Nomadic Ways (4:54) by Alicia Viani. (vocals: Alicia Viani and Steve Eggers, drums: Noah Axe, dobro: Steve Eggers, bass: Jordan Muller, accordion: Steve Pool, slide guitar: Mark Orton) ~ Lyrics
Sandpapered Hills (3:39) by Alicia Viani. (acoustic guitar: Steve Eggers, dobro: Steve Eggers, vocals: Alicia Viani & Steve Eggers) ~ Lyrics
Note: a late addition to the recording was the slide guitar of Mark Orton, a renowned fixture of the music scene in Portland. His contribution to the project was critical because Steve Eggers, the lead guitar and vocalist on all the tunes, left shortly after the initial session on a volunteer project in East Africa. Enter Mark to lay down some slick licks at the last minute.
Here’s how CD Baby described Oh Bruni’s sound: Highly energetic, instrumentally and lyrically engaging original music that ranges from ballads to light rock, bluegrass, and jazz numbers that get people up and dancing!
Here’s the link where you can purchase COMPLETE versions of the 6 songs: www.cdbaby.com/cd/ohbruni
You may also get a kick out of a gallery of images of the band laying down tracks at Dead Aunt Thelma’s recording studio in Portland. (Click a thumbnail and view the gallery by clicking the enlarged images—or use your computer’s arrow keys).