Sunday, July 25, 2010

Photo Shoot and "Lowdown" Recording

Nancy and I went to old downtown Lehi today and met photographer Val Westover and he took a lot of photos of me with my guitar near railroad tracks at 100 East State Street. It's an abandoned warehouse sort of look. Nancy saw some of the pictures in his camera and says they look really good. He'll have them ready for us to look at in a few days. I'll be scheduling a studio session to get some press kit head shots. It was a 101 degrees out but I still had a lot of fun.

Recorded "Lowdown" last night. I played it live a couple of times recording vocals and guitar together, but I did not like the sound. So I recorded three takes of just the guitar and then added the vocal separate. Sounds pretty good. This is a slide guitar song so it is different from anything else I play and uses a technique that I am not very practiced in. I'm super critical and I hear a lot of things that can be improved in the playing, but it is what it is. I will mix it and post it to the site this week

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

CD is here! An on the website

The CD is finally available and was released last week in Ashton. It has been posted on the site with the artwork and lyric book. Of course I still think the production and mixing can be better and I would like to do some things a little different, but at least something is out there.

Here are the great things that Andrew designed for us:




I'm already recording more stuff. I have "She's My Girl" and "Mr. Barrett" done and I am working on "O Freedom." I am doing two versions of "O Freedom"; one is total acoustic just me and the guitar straight through with no punch-ins and the other is an atmospheric electric guitar version with a solid beat to it. I have three guitars in there and about ready to add some bass and vocals and just a little synthesizer. It's bee a lot of fun working on that one.

I am also organizing a house concert in draper with Half Cowboy (www.reverbnation/halfcowboy and Sons of Other Mothers (www.reverbnation/alansanders) that will be the 2nd or 3rd weekend in August. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Great Show in Ashton, ID!

I had a really good performance in Ashton and Nancy and I had the opportunity to spend a few days with our kids and family. I felt real good, relaxed, my voice was warm and in great form. I'm particularly proud of my performance of "In Your Eyes" and the John Mayer version of "Free Falling." I was definitely in the zone and could really feel it. There was a large crowd of about 1500 milling around the park, eating watermelon and corn on the cob, checking out vendors, playing games; with about 200 hanging around the stage area. I borrowed a friend’s sound system (thank you Jeff Harris!) and the sound was sent over the whole place so everyone could hear. We sold a few CDs and gave out a lot of magnets. I will be posting photos and possibly some video in the next few days.