In my Junior year at Montreat College, as a part of my Interdisciplinary Studies, I was apart of a group of Music Business students charged with the task of recording & releasing an album. We could choose anything we wanted for this very real class assignment, and we choose the Swannanoa Valley.
The result was “In the Land of the Sky,” a collection of stories and songs connected to the valley. Looking back, it was a very special experience to make this album a reality, and I think for me, that’s the most special thing about it, that it’s real.
My main task was to oversee the material for the narrations that appear on the album, giving context for the songs. While I was not with the group for the last semester of the project, nearly all of the narrations were written or edited by me.
We had a lot of wonderful people contribute the the album, including David Holt, Wayne Erbsen, Bert Brown, Don Talley, and Matt Auten. You can find the album on amazon here, as well as on iTunes and cdbaby. If you get it, let me know what you think!
Nathan Hathaway Adams