Hi Everyone! It is hard to believe it is October already! I have had a busy year, playing lots of shows, watching my little boy learn something new every day (can you believe he is 18 months?) writing songs and getting ready for an even bigger year next year, with the anticipated release of my 5th CD, due Spring, 2015.
Brandon Turner and I recorded 13 new all original songs over 8 days in August and September. We recorded at Joe Pisapia's fantastic Middletree Studio in Nashville. Joe is an acclaimed musician, producer and songwriter, who has worked with some great artists, including Guster, KD Lang and Chuck Mead. Aside from Brandon's wonderful acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel and banjo playing, we also had Fats Kaplin, currently touring with Jack White, playing fiddle and mandolin. One of my favorites, the "alien" himself, Will Kimbrough, came by to play some guitar and mandolin and sing a duet with me.
We also had one the best rhythm sections you will find anywhere, Dave Jacques (John Prine) on bass, and Paul Griffith (Todd Snider, Jason Isbell) on drums. I am really excited about what we recorded and I really think this is the best batch of songs I've ever had. There is still much to do before the album will be ready, including mixing, mastering, and of course doing pictures and the CD design. But I can't wait to share it with you! Keep checking back or sign up on my email list for updates!