Born Too Late Holding Album Release Party In Superior Wisconsin
Born Too Late is well known in the Twin Ports for doing songs that don't fit their age demo, but they do them well, as though they lived through them.
Now, they are bringing out a CD of original songs, and to my surprise, is nothing like the songs they play, and not to my surprise is very good. This mostly acoustic album was recorded by Eric Swanson at Sacred Heart Music. The songs are very good and the vocals are great.
The Album release party will take place Sunday, July 10th at Earth Rider Brewery. Doors open at noon, with a free performance at 1 pm. Born Too Late features 15-year-old vocalist Rokkyn Nelson-Kavajecz and her 17-year-old brother Traxx Nelson-Kavajecz on guitar. Along with Taylor Shykes, 17, on bass and drummer Jon Clark.
I visited with the band and Traxx Nelson mentioned how much they learned in recording the music. They recorded a little on their own, to make demos for the cd in order to have something to give to Swanson to have an idea of what sound the album would have. The process was a learning one when all the band chimed in.
I asked them if it was hard to work with or as a brother and sister in the group. Traxx and Rokkyn both said they butt heads quite a bit, but they both pointed out that it wasn't a petty sibling fight, that it had to do with the music and making it better.
When I asked them what their favorite song on the album was, they all had different answers, which was refreshing. Each had reasons that were personal and yet part of the finished product.
Traxx also talked about learning the business side of the music and learning about putting it online so people could buy it or stream it. He was telling me about the kinks in the system when he couldn't remember his password for Spotify.
They all talked about doing another one, so this one will serve as documentation of where they are right now in their career as musicians and as a band. If you can get to Earth Rider Brewery to hear the performance, pick up a copy of the cd to support local music.