Follow us on a journey through the past: over the ocean to Eric’s father Hans’ hometown of Kadelburg, Germany; nestled between edge of the black forest and the banks of the glorious Rhine River.
Introducing “The Rhine (Der Rhein)” a tribute to the legacy of Eric’s father Hans and his humble beginnings on the banks of the Rhine. “My father would often regale us with tales of growing up in his tiny village of Kadelburg”, relates Eric, “and the Rhine River always loomed large as a central figure in many of those stories.” It’s only fitting that Eric would eventually put pen to paper and express some of those memories in song. Says Eric, “I had the opening lyric bouncing around in my head for years, but I saw this as a song about the river itself. Once I sat down to write, it became a tribute to my father, Hans, and in a way an exploration of my own legacy.”
A highlight of the song is a beautiful xylophone composition by drummer Dino Naccarato who does double duty, playing drums and percussion on the track as well as presenting his debut performance on xylophone. Eric does his usual bit on vocals and acoustic guitar, with Jon Ferguson superbly filling out the song on bass, 12-string, and electric guitar. The song is sung in both English and German with extra special guest vocalist Hans Brombacher providing baritone backing vocals for the German lyrics. Eric’s wife Jessie Poh also lends her voice to the German language chorus.
“There’s a river that speaks to me, without a single word, and it rolls on past the town of Kadelburg” is what is expressed in the final verse of the song, cementing it as a theme song of sorts for Kadelburg, the town, and also for Kadelburg, the band.
Written by Eric Brombacher and Dino Naccarato, “The Rhine (Der Rhein)” is an international collaboration recorded one piece at a time at Orange Peel Productions in Lauchringen, Germany, at Dean’s Attic in Toronto, Canada, and at Hotbox Studios in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. Look for more new Kadelburg songs coming later in 2021.
The Rhine (Der Rhein)
released June 29, 2021
Words & Music by Eric Brombacher and Dino Naccarato
Eric Brombacher – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Jon Ferguson – 12 String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Dino Naccarato – Xylophone, Drums & Percussion
Hans Brombacher – Backing Vocals (German)
Jessie Poh – Backing Vocals (German)
Produced by Eric Brombacher
Recorded at Orange Peel Productions in Lauchringen, Germany
Recorded at HotBox Studios in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Drums and Xylophone Recorded in Dean’s Attic in Toronto, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Eric Brombacher and Jon Ferguson
Mastering by BandLab
Cover Art & Design by Eric Brombacher
Cover Photo by Eric Brombacher
(c) 2021 Eastside Confectionery Records
(p) 2021 Brombacher Ferguson Naccarato Songs