I spent a day in the studio last week with Glassnote Records'
(Phoenix, Mumford and Sons) artist Half Moon Run
. The band is from Montreal but they were in Chicago on a tour stop for a couple days. Their overseas label wanted to release the song … Continue Reading ››
I had the opportunity to track five songs last week with Tom Fuller and his band at Waterdog Studios. Tom is a killer songwriter with a truckload of raw character [Continued…]
Spent several weeks this past month working in the studio with Tom Cloud. Tom is an incredible singer-songwriter with a rich, deep, classic voice. Christian Cullen is producing this one, with Grant Tye on guitar, Klem Hayes on bass and [Continued…]
I'll be playing bass a handful of times this summer with The Cathy Richardson Band
. Cathy is one of the finest artists in Chicago, and it's a great honor to be playing with her. She is also currently a member of Jefferson Starship and recently played the role of Janis … Continue Reading ››
I've been working with Chicago-natives The Van Goghs for several weeks this past month. We did basic tracks at Waterdog Studios and remaining overdubs at the band's rehearsal space in Pilsen. The band has strong influences in early Brit-Pop and I worked hard to cross classic and modern recording techniques.
Check … Continue Reading ››
In the studio this week with singular Chicago-based artist Surachai, bridging multiple genres from experimental electronic to black metal. Guest musicians include my old friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Muse), mind-blowing experimental electronic artist Richard Devine, and Charlie Werber on drums. [Continued…]
In the studio this week with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Joey Hatcher. My old friend Rick Chudacoff is producing this one, with a star cast of musicians including Christian Cullen (keys and bass), Grant Tye (guitar) and Michael Caskey (drums). [Continued…]
I've been looking forward to this project for a while. I met brothers, Austin and Alex Ward, (along with Hawley Shoffner
) at a Betta Promotions BBQ last summer. A few months later, I managed to catch the brothers' band at Quenchers. The show was some kind of ass-kicking, fast-tempo'd, super-tight, perfect-harmony-singing, mutant … Continue Reading ››
I originally met Hawley at a Betta Promotions BBQ last summer. I was blown away by a stripped down acoustic performance of her songs at the party; we chatted about the possibility of recording later in the year. When I eventually went to see Hawley perform an electric set with her band I was hit … Continue Reading ››
Blane Fonda. Best description I can cook up is a cross between M83 and Tears For Fears with a sense of humor. And a lot of Miller High Life. Late last year I helped them finish up their recently released LP Foolish Croon, but apparently they're not … Continue Reading ››