It is with great pleasure that I announce that “Holy Bones,” my sixth studio album, is almost finished!
It has taken wild dreams of cleaving grand pianos in half with table saws, pushing my keyboard in its wheeled case down the hill into the lake, guitar lessons and a rotating cast of talented and vibrant band members … but FINALLY, by the end of this year, my 9 song electric guitar-based album “Holy Bones” will be recorded! Cannot wait to share it with you, my friends!
I was recently asked by a musical peer for some advice regarding recording in the studio for the first time. It can be daunting to go into a recording studio, even after going in a few times. The pressure! Expectations! Not everyone is going the studio route these days since it’s fairly easy to record right at home on your computer, or even your smartphone. I miss the days of recording on cassette players myself, but tapes ARE making a come back 😉 I prefer to go into a studio for most of my recordings because I like to leave it to the techie pros to work their magic, and be less inhibited in my performance without worry that it wasn’t captured. Here are some of my answers to my friend’s questions and I hope that they help you if you’re considering embarking into a studio! Do you, dear reader, have any recording advice for first-timers that I’m missing? Please comment below and enlighten us!
This past weekend marked the start of the recording process for my 5th album. I’ve returned to Sacred Heart Studio for the 4th time for its gorgeous acoustics, sacred setting and the chance to work with the revered sound engineer Eric Swanson. Sacred Heart’s website says: “A number of local, regional, and nationally acclaimed performers such as Low, Charlie Parr, Trampled By Turtles, Retribution Gospel Choir, Dark Dark Dark, Mary Bue, Sara Thomsen, Coyote, Cars and Trucks and the Crash Test Dummies have discovered the Sacred Heart Recording Studio is an ideal setting to capture their unique sound.” – I’m so happy to be on this list! I plan to have the album mastered by Tom Herbers, another “Knob God.”