This is Salt Water Symphonies, an album that I have been writing for the past few years and I am now finally ready to bring these stories to life.
So, last December I recorded the first four songs of the record at Sage and Sound Studios in Hollywood California. When I was deciding what musicians to accompany me on the record, my producer and I looked up my favorite artists and checked out recording credits to see who their players were. As I researched I noticed the same names playing on some of my favorite songs. So we took a chance and reached out to these players to see if they would like to play on my record. I thought the chances were pretty slim, but to my surprise, every musician I reached out to wrote us back and wanted to be apart of my album. So we scratched together every last penny we could find and we recorded four songs together which made for a week that I will never forget. My producer JP has been battling a very aggressive form of Cancer this last year which has put the project on hold. Now that he is starting to feel better, we are going to dive in head first and finish this record. This time with all you involved and apart of this journey.
The money funded will go towards studio rental time, engineering, players, mixing, mastering, album art work and printing. It's crazy how quickly all this add's up, but if I am going to do this, I am not cutting corners, I am doing this all the way. I want this album to be beautifully crafted and the best it can be.
Any money I make over my goal will allow me the opportunity to take these songs on the road and do my own small tour.
I have been playing music for over 10 years now, creating 2 small EP's and note books of songs. I feel like all this experience and time has brought me to a place where I'v really found my sound and what kind of music I want to make. Once funded, I hope to have this album completed by August 2016 or hopefully sooner. I will be documenting my journey on all my social media outlets and website so you can be apart of this every step of the way.
Let's do this!Music and lyrics written by Summer Grace Watson.
Produced by (JP) John Parenti
With a little love:
Victor Indrizzo: Drums, Percussion Mike Viola: Electric Guitars Jeff Babko: Wurlitzer, Organ Roberto Vally: Bass Howard Levy: Harmonica Leslie Page: Background Vocals Summer Grace Watson: Background Vocals
Summer Grace Watson: Acoustic Guitar Gabe Witcher: Violin Richard Dodd: Cello
Reason or Rhyme:
Victor Indrizzo: Drums, Percussion, Timbales Mike Viola: Electric Guitars Jon Ji: Acoustic Guitar Jeff Babko: Wurlitzer, Organ Roberto Vally: Bass David Loucks: Background Vocals Summer Grace Watson: Background Vocals
Guitar, Vocals and Harmony: Summer Grace Watson
Victor Indrizzo: Drums, Mike Viola: Electric Guitars Patrick Woodland: Giant Piano Jeff Babko: Wurlitzer, Organ Jeff Lams: Fender Rhodes Roberto Vally: Bass Bob Somma: Acoustic Guitar David Loucks: Background Vocals Summer Grace Watson: Background Vocals
Risks and challenges
Every Project has it's obstacles, but I am surrounded by the most amazing team of people and I know that what ever challenges we face with this project, we will get through them.
Since I will be documenting my recording experience you all will be aware if there is any set backs along the way. Just be confident in knowing that I have always been a problem solver, I roll with the punches and I am extremely optimistic. Nothing is going to stop me from making the record of my dreams!
- (30 days)