Between tours with Lily and Madeleine, cellist Shannon Hayden is home recording her new album at her family's farm. Not in a barn, no. She brings her 1890's cello (once owned by a player in the ISO) to the solar powered studio built into the property, which has been in the family since the 1860's.
"When I'm home," she says, "I have a floor-to-ceiling PA system, LED projectors, effects and amps going. I am a power hog."
The blend of old and new is a through line in Hayden's music; her performances mesh classic training with modern experimental music, and put it all through a full pedal board of effects.