Well we started the record and it’s going great. We are really happy with our situation.
We’re working out in Santa Monica in a small home studio with killer gear, everything we could ever need. Except for a bad case of homesickness, I am sitting pretty.
Our producer, Mitchell Froom is finding the cross pollination between Emily and I, and lending his cool musicality to our songs and arrangements. Mitchell has done some classic records, my favorite being Cibo Mato- Viva! La Woman. His discography is long and impressive, from Suzanne Vega to Crowded House to Los Lobos.
The engineer, David Boucher is originally a Georgia boy, which put us right at ease. He’s been working with Mitchell for a long time and their process is exciting and keeps us on our toes. David is super gifted at finding the heart of the sound. His mixes are already great to listen to. This record is gonna be a quick one, with recording and mixing all in the same place.
The drummer this go round is Matt Chamberlain. We are lucky to be playing with him. How about this for a glance at his discography; he has played with Tori Amos, Keith Urban, Macy Gray, Kanye West, Garbage, Fiona Apple, and Sara Evans, and that’s just some of em.
Clare Kenny is putting on the low end and she is as indispensable as ever. Carol Isaac is coming out in a few weeks to add some of her magic on keys and whatever else she is inspired to do.
That’s the cast of characters. We’re trying to stay true to the songs and not overload em with junk. I am going to be keeping everyone out there up on our progress with little video up dates. Sullie filmed this first one and I put it together with help from the ol’ iMovie. In this footage we are working on the arrangements and tracking for two of Emily’s songs- “Run” and “Lay My Head Down”
Our target finish date is May 31st; we’ll see what happens…more later.