The Collection (8) ‎– Listen To The River

Burnt Toast Vinyl ‎– CDBTV 110
CD, Album


A year after processing the deaths that lead to the Collection’s first full-length, vocalist David Wimbish found his faith and courage left at the bottom of a spiritual well. Listen To The River is the story of the rope that he used to climb out, one that’s strands were made of great spiritual writers, from Rumi and Kahlil Gibran to Herman Hesse and Lao Tse. The process that followed was a re-examination and reorientation of both his spirituality, and his marriage to member Mira Joy after mutually deciding to divorce last year, ultimately leading to an album created together, hoping to honor the past while accepting the present.
The band had spent much of the last few years touring the country as a unit of 7 people, and wanted to create an album that reflected the sound of their experiences together. Where previously the Collection had been approached as a community collective, Listen To The River is much more distinctly the sound of a band, one that has been through many tough and beautiful moments together.
released March 24, 2017

Listen To The River was performed by
David Wimbish: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Percussion, Strings, Baritone Horn, Vibraphone
Hope Baker: Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Hayden Cooke: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Timothy Joel Austin: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Joshua Dorsett: Electric Guitar, Loops, Vocals
Graham Dickey: Horns, Harp, Vibraphone
Mira Joy Wimbish: Vocals, Accordion, Percussion, Vibraphone