First Day in the Studio
We had a fantastic time yesterday in the studio. Eric Salt and Kim Jennings were beasts, and it was a ten and half hour day! (Yes my voice is a little shaky and horse today.) Five songs are one their way, and are sounding great. We've got guitar, vocals, and harmony vocals on all these five:
"Roses," "A Pastor in Maine," "Through the Rain," "Bangor 5:00 AM," and "The Climber (The Folkie Version)"
There are at least eight more to be recorded. We have two drum days planned in Gloucester on May 5th and 6th. Let the good times roll.
Thanks so much for taking part in this project. I would not be able to do the music that I do without the support and partnership of my fans, friends, and family.
Viva Blind Willie Johnson.
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