Jeremy Haynes sings, plays keys/pianos, guitars, bass and drums, and Joe Haynes sings, play keys, BG and are narrator. In addition there are 8 guest musicians on Teaching Me To Fish from the band Strange Conversations. Two brothers…13 years and 1000 miles apart write, produce, and record a concept album based on Hemmingway’s Old Man And The Sea and their relationship with their father, who was a fisherman himself.
Writing for Teaching Me To started in late 2017 over Skype sessions, and the album was recorded over the course of five months in 2018 at The Beat Lab Studios in Salem, NH. The Haynes brothers wanted to add additional textures to the record such as real violins and violas, choir vocals, additional female lead vocals and real horns/brass. They turned to some talented musicians and singers around the world to contribute to the arrangements on several tracks.
The story of The Old Man And The Sea is a story of pride…it is a story of redemption… its is a story of friendship… it is a story of loss. Most of all, it is a story of how the stubborn obstinance of a headstrong man brought him to the end of a fraying rope and how sheer determination and pride would bring him back. Just like the Haynes brothers old man, he’d hold the line until he was goddamned good and ready to let go… and when that time would come, and he was forced to relinquish his grip, he’d do it with a steeled and unwavering resolve.