Everything fell into place a couple weeks ago as we climbed the narrow attic staircase to David Brown's Jurassic Park studio in Carbondale, IL. The space was perfect. Low light, angular ceilings, wooden floors, and the constant hum of traffic on Highway 13 below. David was completely on-board with our shambolic approach to making this record and served as our producer, engineer and spirit guide without complaint. (He also saved us from near disaster as I attempted to order pizza from Quatro's...in Connecticut. How did I not remember 549-5326???)
After 8 hours of transcendence, fatigue, failure, and triumph we emerged with 6 new songs that will be part of a cassette and digital release this spring. After working on my first release "Some Big Mystery" in almost total isolation, it was refreshing to see the magic created from spontaneous collaboration. I'm really proud of what Kevin and David brought to these songs and can't wait for you to hear the result.
Here's a rough mix of what is to come.