Spruce and Maple Music
Spruce and Maple Music announces the release of Bittersweet, Alice Gerrard's first solo album in 10 years, and a step in a new direction for her: all the songs are original. Performed by a cast of award-winning musicians and produced by Laurie Lewis.
Laurie Lewis launched Spruce and Maple Music as an independent record label in 2001 with the release of "Kristin's Story." Now, nearly a decade later, we have a small catalog of critically-acclaimed releases to our name.
Spruce and Maple Music is an ASCAP-affiliated publishing company, administered by BMG Chrysalis .
Why "Spruce and Maple?" Aside from being beautiful trees, spruce and maple have been the most commonly-used woods in the making of violin family instruments for the past 400 or so years. The top of a violin is generally spruce, while the back, sides, and neck are maple. Together, spruce and maple are the perfect combination of tone woods, when it comes to bowed instruments. Fiddle-obsessed singer and writer Laurie Lewis founded the company, and gave us our name.