Recently I’ve begun to add recording time to my guitar and bass lessons, and not only has it been a blast for students it’s also been fun for me to see how great the recordings turned out. Last month we had a recording project where I wrote a cheesy chorus called “The Holidays Are Here”, and each student had to come up with their own rendition of it. Not only did they get to play guitar, but they also got to play producer as well and have input on what else to add to their version. Check out the link below to hear some of the students; it’s amazing how many different songs came out of one idea.
In recording news my good friend Cameron Matthews has been up to quite a bit with his band Bear Ceuse. They’re currently doing a lot of promotion for their upcoming album that’s going to be released in the spring through Medical Records. Download a new tune called “Entertain Me” at Spinner. I’ve also been working with Ryan Spearman again on a more purist folk album, recorded live in my living room. Even local folk hero Pokey LaFarge jumped in on a few cuts. Look for that in the near future. The vocal group Add9 from Mizzou came in to record their new album, “Acapoclapse” during December. Having 13 college men at the place was great fun, despite the smell . Many heated movie / music / videogame debates.