New Recording Project
I’ve been back in Nashville, TN since mid November writing and re-connecting with some folks and, most importantly, working on a new record with Grammy winning producer and engineer, Richie Biggs. We’ve been spending some time at the coziest studio I’ve ever worked in (Art House Studios), just south of Nashville, and have been getting some great sounds! Richie has selected a killer group of players and is adeptly navigating the musical the ship into waters that I, quite honestly, never thought we’d see. The production is anything but predictable and is feeling really, really good. Frankly, this project is going to be totally unlike anything I have ever done to date, and I couldn’t be happier to explore some new creative territory! Having a great team and a terrific captain in charge has taken the load off in many ways and really has enabled me to relax, work on my performances, and just enjoy the process. Now, if I could only get some sleep…
Life in the van has been little crazy with all the running around, writing, rehearsing, and working, but having a dependable base camp at my buddy’s (and frequent co-writer) driveway has been an absolute blessing. It’s always nice to know where I’ll be ending up at the end of a long day and having a friendly, safe spot to hang is so tremendously appreciated on many a rainy night so far this winter in the Southeast. All in all, it’s been a killer couple of weeks back here with a mini break to visit some family for Thanksgiving, and I am truly excited to see where the next couple of sessions take us in the studio. Thus far, we’ve tracked a total of eight (8) songs with the band, and we have a budget for maybe a few more, with an acoustic / performance-style track or two in the cards. This week is all wrapped, but we’ll be getting back to it for a few more sessions before the holidays, so stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for frequent updates on the project, timelines, and more. In the mean time, it’s back to the van to cook up some more ideas to see if I might just beat anything we’ve left to record, writing-wise. Here we go!
Big thanks to my friends at Taylor Guitars, Deering Banjo Co., and Elixir Strings for their on-going support of my music career, as well as all the friends and family (both new and old) who’ve provided a friendly van spot over the last year of gigs, radio interviews, writing appointments, etc. on the road. Thanks, too, to each and every one of the venues who’ve been kind enough to host my performances and, in turn, help finance this new project. I really couldn’t do it without you guys! So, stay tuned and, in the mean time, best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all!