4 kids locked themselves in a room. 10 songs came out. This is The Indigo Sessions.
Following the release of Here it Comes, which had been primarily Emma Jo’s music and lyrics, Emma Jo and the Poets Down Here began to compose music more collaboratively. They locked themselves in their practice room for hours at a time, eventually emerging with an album’s worth of songs.
- The songs on The Indigo Sessions, recorded by Emma Jo and the Poets Down Here, are actually the core of what was later re-recorded as Turn it On under a new moniker, 49 Stones.
- The Indigo Sessions was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gary Gray at Moonpie Studios.
- Emma Jo and the Poets Down Here held their CD release party at In the Light Performing Arts Center in Raymore, Missouri.
- Artwork for this album was designed by Jay Hunt of River Arno Studios (who was teaching Emma Jo’s graphic design class in college). It reflects the story about the band locking themselves in a room until the songs started pouring out.
“Need a defibrillator? Just slap headphones on, hit play and the heart start will start beating. Crank it up and the molecules move on their own. If they don’t, give it up. You’re dead.” -Frank Gutch