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Hello and welcome to my new blog! This is the place where I'll be regularly posting news and updates. Stop back often...

I'm just getting started on recording a new album. The first day in the studio was last week and it was a doozy! The first phase in the recording process for this album is recording the demo tracks, which is what we did on the first day. These are the songs that will potentially make it on the album but first they're recorded live usually on 1 or 2 takes and with just solo acoustic guitar and vocals (sometimes on piano, or with harmonica too). I write many many songs so I usually come in with more than we need. I like this approach as it gives us some flexibility in case a song isn't translating the way we want it to or we have some extra time for experimentation. Overall we recorded 20 solo acoustic songs...perfect for the double album! Nah, kidding. We'll cut this number down very soon to a more listenable number (maybe 12??). It's difficult to cut the songs down....they're like children to me but it's usually pretty clear which ones are the strongest. Below are a couple of pics from the first day. That kind man with the hat is Mr. Tim Mooney. He'll be engineering, co-producing and playing drums on the thing.  More soon...

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Photo Credit - Jesse Kipp