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  • Ill Spirits [CD]

Ill Spirits [CD]


*** Release date: June 22nd, 2021. The CD will ship out on the release date. Thank you for your order!***


Ten16 Press's first music offering!! Local musician Dan Krill performed at the open house for Orange Hat Publishing/Ten16 Press's grand opening of our present location, and we now have the opportunity to support him and showcase his new music in its beautiful CD format.


Ill Spirits

by Dan Krill

Folk music

Duration: 34:20


Ill Spirits is the first solo album by southeast Wisconsin songwriter Dan Krill, his first true collaboration with Ten16 Press, and only available on CD. Each song on the album has one or more guest performers playing everything from accordion to violin, saxophone to homemade box drum. The songs maintain a vintage folk vibe, enhanced with vocal harmony and free-form accompaniment. Altogether, fifteen musicians worked with Dan to create something eccentric yet tasteful, and reminiscent of a bygone era.


Track list: 


Unchosen Melody

Mourning Dove

Arid Love

Ill Spirits

Not to Tinker

Forbidden Words

If It's Possible

All-Star Human Band

No More



Featured musicians:

  • Kevin Klemme, of Bella Cain and The Hot and Dirty, on trumpet
  • Tom Schreiber, of The Watchbirds, on percussion
  • AJ Daughtry Krill, of Twisted Tusk Records, The Strongest Muscle, and Fabricated Fables podcast, on backing vocals and homemade percussion

  • Ryan Elliott, of The Form and The Fainting Room (formerly The Great Lake Drifters), on mandolin

  • Emma Koeppel, formerly of The Watchbirds, on backing vocals and piano

  • Kaitlyn Hahn, of Atlantic Wave, on violin

  • Josh Breslow, of The Watchbirds, on drums and percussion

  • Jenny Stahl, of The Watchbirds, on backing vocals

  • Larry Koszewski, of WookieFoot, Jacuzzi Puma, and Killer Antilles, on bass guitar

  • Brian “Looper” Lucas, of Brother’s Quinn and The Organ Grinders, on harmonica

  • Jon Waite, HS band director, on saxophone

  • Carley Baer on accordion

  • Carolyn Daughtry Krill on backing vocals

  • George Earhardt on slide guitar


Dan Krill is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter for multiple projects, including The Strongest Muscle (experimental folk/rock) and The Watchbirds (folk/rock). He also plays drums for an Americana group in Waukesha County. For more updates on Dan and his music, follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and his website.


***Dan will be playing at Riverside Rhythms in downtown Waukesha on Wednesday, June 23rd from 11:30am to 1pm. If you would like to pick up your CD order at the show, please select "In-store pick-up" in the shipping section of your order summary before checking out. (Riverside Rhythms takes place on Riverfront Street in downtown Waukesha, under the Historic Bus Depot)***

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