Bethany Brooks

Photo by Lisa Schaffer

Quarry Street Hymnal is a sacred music project of Bethany Brooks, classical pianist (MMus, Royal Academy of Music, London) and keyboard player and vocalist of the Philadelphia roots music scene (Wissahickon Chicken Shack, Joe D’Amico Band, The Great Unknown). A life-long hymn-lover, Bethany began writing new music for old hymn texts in 1997. Quarry Street Hymnal, Volume 1, the first studio recording of this material, was produced by Jeff Hiatt at Turtle Studios. The arrangements and the rotating cast of eleven fellow-musicians draw from her numerous folk music collaborations and her alter ego as a classical pianist and chamber musician.

Quarry Street Hymnal, Volume 1 was released on November 1, 2012.

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