For the second year in a row, Deadstein headed up to bucolic Connecticut in the peak of autumnal colors, to back Rennie in producing a few songs to showcase what we do. This year, the Covid panic was much more subdued than last year and we were able to record in a much more comfortable environment.
Lee joined Scott as our 2-drummer pair for this session. Lee was in the room with Kevin, Andy, Rich and I, while Scott and Rennie were in there own rooms/booths. Playing through headphones and creating your own mix is a unique experience for all of us and by the end of the session I think we were all getting pretty comfortable.
The songs we chose were not plentiful, nor were they difficult, nor were they long. That enabled us to try 3-4 attempts at each songs, then after lunch we came back and did a run trough on all of them one more time. That post lunch session seemed much better than what we did earlier in the day. It will be interesting to see what makes the final recordings. For the last part of the recordings, I played my Mahogany parkour acoustic guitar so I'll be interested to hear how that sounds in the mix. Andy was playing his new creamy Strat, Rich was playing acoustic piano and Kevin was plugged right into an Avalon preamp. The drummers drummed and I have no idea what they were doing. I think it all sounded good and hopefully Rennie and his team can mold something good out of this, getting us ready for our debut of this material at the December 13 City Winery Show.