Spring Session Update
Hi everyone, I thought I’d offer a quick update on what I’ve been up to this spring for this week’s blog, and try to tackle another educational topic next week.
The mixes for Salty De Vito‘s debut record are done and the record’s moved to mastering. Keep tabs on the band’s site for details about the release date and upcoming shows.
Anadel are on the web now, as is their debut record Flying South, currently in digital release on iTunes and Amazon. The physical disc is on it’s way. In the meantime, click on my videos tab to see their new music video, featuring clips of the album production shot and edited by keyboardist Steven Bailey.
I was also happy to wrap up the mixing for the second album by Sonoma County acoustic duo Mr. December. On the album Jimmy and Andy round out their ukulele/upright bass one-two punch with drums, guitar, banjo, fiddle, zipper, and kazoo. I call it “ukegrassragpop.” I had a lot of fun working on this project, so here’s hoping it gets mastered and pressed in the near future so you all can hear it.
This spring I recorded and mixed the debut EP for Spark & Whisper, which you can find for sale on their website. Another acoustic duo, Spark & Whisper, along with Mr. December, are regular performers in the North Bay Hootenanny family of concerts. I cannot recommend these shows highly enough! With various concert series and one-off festivals, the Hootenanny is establishing a regular and loyal following for independent acoustic music in the north bay, and I’m stoked that these two groups, as well as my friends in The Brothers Comatose, Arann Harris and the Farmband, and The Barbary Ghosts have this venue to access new listeners!
Other projects this spring included finishing the new DD Felton record with producer Mark “Mooka” Rennick and recording and mixing a live album for Calvary Chapel‘s “First Friday” worship service with producer Steve Fontano. And I was very happy to reconnect with my young friends The Lost Boys, who came in to record a couple tracks for an A&R demo.
Please support local music – check out some of these links, you may find something you like!