Lake Mary is not an island. Nor a lake. Lake Mary is a billowing white canopy in which friends crouch beneath and play their instruments for a season. Some come and go. Anchoring Lake Mary as a home to return to after some spring-time roaming. Others stay for a time. Make themselves cozy, and pick and play and drone and zone for a few revolutions under radical hospitality and pro-active selflessness.
Visit is a peek into the Lake Mary universe of friends old and new. Lake Mary is led by Chaz Prymek, a huge-spirited musician who used to vagabond across the states by any/all means necessary but always found his way back to his home cradled in the Salt Lake Valley. Recently, Chaz has put down some pretty deep roots in Denver, CO (well, Evergreen to be exact) and has expanded his once solo-project into an ever-expanding benevolent empire of communally-minded musicians who fly no flag, disregard invisible borders, but who are patriots nonetheless.
Visit is comprised of past and current Lake Mary members, contributors, friends and well-wishers. These are ten exclusive tracks from Tome favs like Silver Antlers, Nathan Wheeler as well as contributions by members of one of Denver's most successful indie exports Paper Bird. Chaz and co. graciously donated these tracks to Heligator as part of our mission to continuously fund a library at the Malindza Refugee Camp in Mpaka, Swaziland. All proceeds go towards that end. Your financial support goes towards purchasing supplies and necessities for the library as well as providing a stipend for the volunteer refugee librarians. Thanks.
More info on the Malindza Refugee Camp Library can be found at: http://www.malindzarefugeecamplibrary.blogspot.com/
Plus, while we are at it, here is a video I made in collaboration with Chaz about seven years ago for "Significant Human Losses" - Ryan H.