American Mayday made their debut at the inaugural Make-A-Band showcase in Eugene, Oregon in May of 2015. Brought together by producer Tyler Fortier, the collaboration of three songwriting frontmen (Erik Berg-Johansen, Mike Surber, and Scott Austin) along with a rock-solid veteran rhythm section (Jason Naggiar on bass and Mike Reetz on drums) created a synergy that was an instant fan-favorite. The group ended up winning some recording time at Ninkasi Studios which got the ball rolling for this EP. Enjoy!
released September 5, 2015
Caroline and the Butcher:
(Written by Mike Surber and Tyler Fortier)
Mike Surber-electric guitar, lead vocals; Scott Austin-electric guitar, backing vocals; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin, backing vocals; Mike Reetz-drums; Jason Strider Naggiar-bass
(Written by Erik Berg-Johansen)
Scott Austin-electric guitar, vocals; Erik Berg-Johansen-mandolin, vocals; Mike Surber-electric guitar, backing vocals; Mike Reetz-drums; Jason Strider Naggiar-bass
(Written by Scott Austin)
Scott Austin-electric guitar, vocals; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin, electric guitar, backing vocals; Mike Surber-electric guitar, backing vocals; Mike Reetz-drums, woodblock; Jason Strider Naggiar-bass
Produced and mixed by Tyler Fortier
Drums, bass, electric guitars, and vocals engineered at Ninkasi Studios by James Book
Additional tracking at 4-tier Productions and by Erik Berg Johansen
Tyler Fortier: acoustic guitars, resonator, banjo, piano, keys, vocals, shaker and tambourine.
Mastered by Thaddeus Moore @ LIQUID MASTERING