Last weekend was spent at Landslide Studios in Asheville, North Carolina laying down bass & drum tracks for my first EP. Being in the studio is, I think, one of my favorite experiences ever. Yes, EVER, as in, my life up to now.
For one, all the attention is on me, which is how I like it to be. Secondly, my producer/sound engineer Andrew Schatzberg is wonderful and has made the process not only non-stressful but really fun. My friend Danielle took some of these photos of me, Andrew, bass player James Hines, and drummer Peter Councell figuring out the drum & bass arrangements for three of my songs. (For a video of the process, click here.)
On Saturday we got drum and bass down for 3 songs – “Be Still,” “Begin to Sing,” and “Weathermaker.” On Sunday we got electric bass on “Words Left Unsaid” and standup bass from my bud Cornelius Lewis on “What I Love to Be” and “A Thousand Eyes.”
My next 4 days in the studio will be Dec. 9-12 when I’ll finish my guitar tracks and vocals and then have guests come in to play cello, piano, mandolin, etc. It’s gonna be fun fun fun… HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y’ALL. Luckily I have a lot to be thankful for this year. ❤