Howdy do's ye,
It's me, Corey Baum, and Im making a record. Why should you care? For starters, because I think it's gonna be damned good. I've been making music for most of my life and for some reason, I've been dragging my feet on making a real recorded statement. I guess I've just been waiting for the moment to feel right. Well that moment is here, I've never been more sure of anything in my life. Playing in a number of bands lately, has me working hard and in top form. I feel like I've turned a corner in songwriting and I'm linking up with one of my -and all of Austin's- favorite musicians and producers in Adrian Quesada.
I'm a midwesterner first and foremost, so I'll never shake my heartland roots, but I've been living in Austin, Texas for the better part of a decade now and am still finding new ways to love and be inspired by this place. And I really do think that you'll hear it all in my music. Rooted in the classic country sounds and melodies of George Jones and Conway Twitty, I still keep it left of the dial with an emphasis on personal lyrics and a love for the everyday moments that make up most of our lives.
Mix all that up with a band full of amazingly creative and sincere individuals and a producer who keeps things fresh while making you feel like you've heard this since you were a child, and you can start to imagine what we've got cooking for this album. And I absolutely cannot wait to share it with the world.
Risks and challenges
I've been a solo artist acoustic artist for most of my life, so the feat of managing and running an entire band has been daunting. But because Croy and the Boys is comprised of people that I call friends, first and foremost, the transition into bandleader has been a lot easier and a lot more comfortable; and it's been amazing to watch these songs grow and change and become not just my songs, but the whole entire band's songs.
I've never worked with a producer before which, if you're not familiar with the music biz, means that I haven't done a whole lot of collaboration in the studio. Up until this point, I've been calling most of the shots. So again, finding a person like Adrian Quesada who is easy to communicate and share ideas with, and is a seasoned veteran in the studio is making the idea of sharing my vision with somebody else, not merely tolerable, but actually exhilarating.
We'll be using a lot of vintage gear, both instruments and studio machines and of course, anything mechanical or electrical that's 40 plus years old can have its quirks. But luckily, we live in Austin where there's no shortage of vintage repair experts that will hopefully be able to keep us moving and on schedule.
Other than some of those fairly base concerns, throughout the course of this kickstarter, we've got a serious schedule of rehearsals, pre production planning and live shows so that by the time we hit the studio next month, I'm confident that we'll be exactly where we need to be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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