It brings me such great pleasure to share that I am nearly finished with my latest release. I signed off on a final mix this week with engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, etc.) and am so stoked on the outcome. This morning, I met with Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Jason Aldean, etc.) and made arrangements to have him master the mix, later this week. If you take just a cursory look at what these two guys have done during their careers, you’ll understand why I am so fired up to get this thing out!
The master should be finished by the weekend, if all goes well. Barring any changes, I should be able to get materials off to replication before the Thanksgiving holiday. At the moment, I’m taking a last look at some album cover art and disc art, shot and designed by my friend, Lauren Bello Okerman, who operates under the moniker, Folkaur Studio. It’s looking killer, but the devil’s in the details, as they say. So, with a little caffeine by my side, I’m going through the text and layout with a fine-tooth comb this evening before giving her final approval to send out for the official proof.
This recording took a good while to finish and took me from 2″ tape to Pro Tools to analog studios, project studios, home studios, and just about everywhere in between amidst hundreds of performance dates and 10′s of 1,000′s of miles on the road. I met a ton of talented musicians and engineers, made a bunch of new friends, learned more than a few lessons, and lost my fair share of sleep while fretting over editing decisions, budget, etc. along the way. In the end, I guess that’s called, “making an album”, eh?
I’ll be putting up the recording for a very limited pre-release this December, just in time for the holidays, so stay tuned for more details on that right here at chimcclean.com or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so you and the music lovers on your holidays lists can stay stoked over the holidays. In early January 2016, it will be available via all major online music stores and select brick and mortar locations, nationwide. More updates soon, so check in again before too long!