I’ve now embarked on an interesting “hands across the water” project involving Irish songstress and composer Elizabeth Reed (who I produced some years ago), and the great tin whistle virtuoso Davy Spillane ( of Moving Hearts fame).
It’s quite literally an Atlantic crossing; assembling tracks here in Nashville studios using great players with Celtic music connections ( Pat McInerney, Ron DeLaVega and John Mock) to adorn Elizabeth’s vocals and compositions, performed initially to my keyboard accompaniments. Then, due to the wonders of modern technology, my stalwart engineer/mixer Joe Funderburk wafts them off in the ether to Dublin, where Davy weaves his magic before returning his contributions by the same method.
We’re well beyond the half way mark, and the results to date have been very satisfying, and not in the least “techie” sounding….it’s all beautifully recorded, and beautifully acoustic….well, I couldn’t resist sneaking a taste of Wurlitzer electric piano in here and there-so shoot me !
We should be done and dusted by mid-August, so we’ll keep everyone posted on future news !
Have YOU listened to the latest copy of Junior Jukebox? How about reviewing it on Amazon? If NOT, how about getting a copy for the kiddies in your life:)
One of those fascinating axes one can stumble across in this neck of the woods. A mid-70’s Japanese manufactured Strat., but with a Jazzmaster neck and head stock, a very cool midnight blue finish… I found this in a pawnshop in Madison, TN, for $225.00, and Brian Willoughby set it up for me, as he was getting ready to use it on a track for Papa Snow’s Junior Jukebox Vol. 2. It’s a very very nice guitar.