The first time I heard Summer’s arrangements of our songs was via a video floating around on Facebook. It showed a pretty intimate understanding of our core melodies/movements, but a brilliant voice of her own as a composer. She was an obvious first choice when we thought of asking someone to add strings and keys to our recent show at the Shrine. The only potential issue was the fact that we only thought of it about a week and a half out. Hahaha. Despite this, when I reached out to her, she said yes without hesitation, and delivered an incredible accompaniment for “Flesh & Bone”, performed flawlessly with us and a string quintet she put together. From there, it only made sense to fly her out to our New York & Jersey shows for which she put together another stellar group and additional arrangement for “Frozen Creek”. Summer’s part of the extended Circa fam now and we will, no doubt, be working together again at some point.