Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recording In Progress...

Here's a couple of shots of the new recording setup...

There's a Blue Kiwi at the 12th fret , a Mercenary Audio KM-69 behind/below the bridge, and a Crowley and Tripp Studio Vocalist for the words and stuff. It's all going into an Apogee Ensemble and on to a Mac running Logic. Most of the time  I'm tracking guitar/banjo and vocals together. After I do the basic tracks, I'll be calling in a lot of favors and probably paying a few folks to come in and do some overdubs and such. Plus, there's all the incredible stuff I got in Nashville from the session guys. They tastefully put some accordion, upright, clarinet, pedal steel, dobro, and mandolin on four of my tunes (I'll be sure to put up a post when I get the pictures). Check back later to see the album's progress, maybe I'll even have a few sound files and whatnot up here.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Sitting in with the band at my sister's wedding reception. This was in Everglade City, Florida at the Camellia Street Grill. We played "A Day's Gap Keening" and then I did a dedication of "I Am Undone" for my sister and her new husband. All in all, pretty fun. The folks here were incredibly nice and the food was good. You can sit in the evening and watch the Crab boats chug by while you sip on a frothy Yuengling Lager (from America's oldest brewery... 1829) and listen to some fine Classic Country.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nashville 2

A couple people asked about pics/sounds from Nashville. It's going to take me a little while to get them up here, as I have to get them from the photographer AND I'll be at my sisters place in Florida for her wedding all next week. All in all, it will probably take a couple weeks for me to do a worthwhile post. In the meantime, remember to check out the new Shaun Cromwell guitar being built for me over at John How's "building blog" When you get there, click the arrow next to February and look for my name.