Grenswerk Recordings are the recordings made during the fifth anniversary of Poppodium Grenswerk. Four top acts from the region recorded a number of songs live in the venue with the audience on Sunday 20 October 2019. These are the following artists: Blackbird, Baer Traa, Heavenly Heroes and Ragtime Rumours.
Grenswerk Recordings is a project where acts from the region are given the opportunity to record two songs in one hour of recording time, live in the studio. The songs were released as live-videos in collaboration with the online-platform 27 Tapes. These videos were released via the social media of the artists and Grenswerk. Now a 12 vinyl album with all eight songs will be released. The recordings took place under the supervision of producer Wouter Budé from the Moon Music Studios in Maasbracht.
The Grenswerk team carefully selected four regional top acts for Grenswerk Recordings. Blackbird is the project of frontwoman Merel Koman from Kessel. She broke through with a number of country pop singles that have become indispensable on the radio. She already played successfully at Grenswerk and Zomerparkfeest.
Baer Traa is the Venlo prodigy who recently got a taste of national success. Gerard Ekdom (Radio 2) is a fan and plays his singles frequently, and rightly so.
Third act to take part is RagtimeRumours from Reuver: a band that managed to get themselves played at just about every important blues festival with their catchy mix of gypsy-swing, ragtime and honky-tonk. Recently they presented their new album Abandon Ship in a sold out Grenswerk.
Finally, HeavenlyHeroes joined the project, a band from Venlo that is full of experience and has produced some beautiful rock songs in recent years.