I recently took a trip to Burlington, Vermont to enlist the services of the talented and well established luthier, Joseph Cleary. I had some issues with my current mandolin that I perform with, so I made a date to consult with him on how to deal with the issues.
I had met Joe previously when he came to the Addition Studio to track some violin on Steve Light’s recording project, “Banjo and Friends.” I was impressed with the tracks Joe contributed to the album, as well as the violin that he built and used on the session.
Jeff worked at recording his new CD at The Addition Studio last spring and now the fruits of that effort can be held in the hand!
This handsome CD package is an impressive work of art, and it contains two CD’s with a total of 85 poems from this master craftsman of poetry and the spoken word. Jeff’s artwork for the cd jacket was mastered by the talented graphic artist Gwen Jamison.
Click on the link to read about Jeff’s visit to the studio and to hear a few tracks from the new release.
I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away. “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks” was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s. The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away→
In the studio this past week was Rick Davies and his Latin Funk Thugtet. Rick has some great compositions for his group to perform and record. Below are a few photos of the rhythm section laying down some tracks. The horn section will track separately, after the rhythm section finishes their job. I have to say, it’s been hard working on the mixes without breaking out in dance!
Interesting video shot in Telluride, Colorado. I have always liked the pairing of these two instruments. There is a large range between the frequency response of the mandolin and acoustic stand up bass that allows for a very unique and uncluttered sound. Pretty cool………
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