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Update #10

Album Release Party!

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What's better than listening to your favorite independent artist at home or in your car or while running or while trying to calm your screaming baby? (seriously, this is happening) WATCHING HIM LIVE!!

On March 30th, I will be joined by some of my favorite musicians, some of whom played on the album, and we will have a fun night of live music. We'll play most, if not all the songs on the record with a few surprises thrown in. We would love for you to be there!  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/271439219599067/ to rsvp if you'd like. If you haven't "liked" my fan page , then you should definitely go there and do that. If you're not on Facebook, here are the details: 

March 30th at 8pm. 

The Grove - 385 E Sunbridge - Fayetteville, AR

$10 at the door

Again, we'd love to see you ! 


Update #9

Done!

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It's done. Finished. Complete...and it's at my house. I can see it, hold it, and listen to it. Incredible!!!

Wow. It's been a long road, but a rewarding one and even though the album is done, I feel like I'm just getting started. It's time to get it online, make contacts, etc. and send it out to those of you who've already bought it! That's right, I'll be shipping them out real soon. We also have to get ready for a CD release party. We'll be sending details out on that shortly.

I simply cannot thank you enough for being a part of this album. There are so many places you could have invested your money and I am so honored that you chose my album. I put all I had into it and I'm crazy excited for you to listen to it for the first time, and then again and again. 

Here's a sneek peek at the cover:

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Update #8

Mixing

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So we've finished tracking the album! Seriously, this is so exciting.We put in close to 80 hours in 3 weeks and I'm very satisfied with the sounds we got from the Haxton Road Studios. It's a great place to record. I never felt hurried. I always felt like I was their priority. The equipment is superb. Ryan Ceola the engineer did a great job and was fun to work with. I could go on and on.

Everytime we'd start a new instrument or bring someone in to sing, it just kept getting better and better. I was really looking forward to playing on a lot of really nice guitars and amps, and I did enjoy it quite a bit, but I found myself enjoying the process of working through parts with other musicians just as much. I brought in people that are really good at what they do. They usually played stuff better than I was hearing in my head. I smiled a lot.

I've sent the tracks to Houston to be mixed by Jay Snider. He's already diving head first into the project. By the end of the week we should have some good passes at all the songs and then it'll just be tweeking at that point. I've already heard a few of the songs and they're really coming together nicely.

So everything is coming together nicely. I feel like I'm still on track to get it out before Christmas. I'll catch up with you all soon!


Update #7

Yeah, This is Fun

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I think we're overdue on an update! 

We've finished tracking the bass & drums. Andrew and Chris did a fantastic job capturing the feel of each song. I'm so blessed to have such a great rhythm section. Chris played on at least 4 different basses and Andrew used at least 3 different snare drums. The studio just received a brand new snare the day we rolled in called a Black Beauty. Apparently it's one of the most recorded snares. I now know why. I can't wait til you hear it! And I'd swear everything Chris plays is pure sweetness. 

Last night I tracked all the acoustic guitars except one song. They sound great. The main acoustic I used is a 1964 Gibson J45. I've never played a guitar like this. It just about plays itself and it has "that sound" that works so well with these songs.

Tonight it's keys. I've got an amazing keys player named David Ervin coming in to lay down B3 organ, Wurlitzer and a maybe a little piano. I've worked with him before and let me tell you, this dude can play. It's always a pleasure to make music with him.

Friday we start with the electric guitars and Saturday it's more electrics and pedal steel (I might be more excited about pedal steel than any other part!)

That's it for now. Have a good one

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Update #6

1st day in the Bag

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We've officially started tracking! I went in to the studio yesterday and recorded all the vocal and acoustic "scratch tracks". This really helps when we track the bass and drums. It keeps me from having to sing the song over and over again and gives us a format to play to. We'll go in Monday night and begin recording Bass and Drums.

Maybe the biggest news of the week is that I confirmed a Steel Guitar player to record on the album. I'm giddy. 

That's it for now.


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