Mountain Home by Kia Ochun

So we met Kia on Royal Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, where she busks with her self made banjo. Taking influence from a bygone era of heartsongs and storytelling. We recorded her song at, ‘The end of the World’ on the banks of the Mississippi River as the famous riverboat the ‘Nanchez’ headed upstream…

Follow her on Facebook or get her music on Bandcamp.

Sweet Home Alabama

Posted by Sailing Conductors on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tagebuch Eintrag Nr. 3 /// Sweet Home Alabama

Diary entry #2 /// finally on the road. Thanks to Skip and his wonderful words...

Posted by Sailing Conductors on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tagebuch Eintrag Nr. 2 /// Endlich unterwegs

Skip, vielen Dank für diese wundervollen Worte.

Diary entry #1 /// preparing for the Sailing Conductors & Jack Mantis voyage from Florida to New York and back

Posted by Sailing Conductors on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tagebuch Eintrag Nr. 1

Wir bereiten uns auf unsere Amerika Tour von Florida über Toronto nach New York und zurück mit Jack Mantis vor…

Slow Boat to Africa

Well, thanks to our rusty old engine that desperately needed to be repaired we already spent a long time here in Trinidad and Tobago. But now we got it back up and running again so we’re ready to sail away on our “Slow Boat to Columbia”. But for you guys, now it’s time for “Slow Boat to Africa”!

For all of you who haven’t got themselves a copy of our album “AAA” should do that right away at And for the ones with the CD already in their hands, you can now enjoy the newly recorded steel pan of the best female steel pan player of Trinidad and Tobago.

Ahoy, The Sailing Conductors

Many thanks to:
K’an Burne – Vocals & Guitar (recorded in South Africa)
Taryn Adamson – Backing Vocals (recorded in South Africa)
Amado Dolinco – Conga (recorded in Mozambique)
Smutje Hannes – Bass (recorded in South Africa)
Juan Munhoz – Drums (recorded in Brazil)
Natasha Joseph – Steel Pan (recorded in Trinidad and Tobago)

Slow Down by Jack Mantis

Well, that’s the way it goes in the life of the Sailing Conductors: In the very minute we set up all our equipment to record Jack Mantis’ song “Radiate” it suddenly started to rain. In our shelter we recorded his song “Slow Down” instead to kill some time and when the sky wouldn’t clear up we had to find a new location. Eventually, Vijai took us to an abandoned military base from WWII in his car where we were lucky with the weather and finally recorded “Radiate”. So, be excited!