Well, that took a whole lot longer than I had anticipated. To say the least.
About eighteen months ago I sat down with Brian Schey and we talked about making a ‘little record.’ I figured we could get it done by the end of the summer. Summer of 2014 that was. Hah! In July, after some pre-production work, we went into the Wrecking Room studio with Brian McRea and Arthur Lee Land and did the basic tracks for six songs. Easy, right? We’ll be done in another two weeks.
Again with the ‘Hah!’
It has been a process of learning to let go, learning to just do the next thing, to not worry too much about what we are doing. Along the way I also became a hell of a better singer and musician, learned a ton about the process of actually making a record, got to meet and hang out with some insanely cool and talented people, and had a lot of fun. Not a bad deal actually.
By the time we were done there were six other performers on the record (Jessie, Ash, Thom, John Taye and Brian- your individualized shoutouts are coming), and Brian Schey, Brian McRea (everyone was named Brian! More about that later) and I had spent about a bazillion hours listening to these tracks over and over again. Amazingly, I’m not sick of them. I’m really glad to be done with this part of the project, but I’m very proud of the record and can’t wait for folks to hear it.
And finally, we are DONE! I sent the masters to production this week. (hopefully we didn’t screw anything up, but that’s mostly my paranoia talking).
There will be a lot more information coming in the next month or so. Probably too much by the time its all over. We have a release party in the planning stages- I’ll be posting A LOT about that in the next few weeks. Also, I’ll be posting a track or two before we release the record, and pre-sales are coming. If you are really committed to hearing all about this, please join my email list- there’s a big red box to your right at the top of the page. That way, announcements and info will come straight to you, rather than depending on the flighty algorithms of Facebook or sorting through the massive flow that is twitter.
But in the meantime, for your viewing enjoyment, here’s the cover art. Hope you dig it.