As some of you know… I have been blessed to work and record with Will Ackerman! It has been a dream come true and we’re about 60% done and I need to raise some funding to complete this work.
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Will Ackerman is a Grammy Award Winning Guitarist and Producer. Working with Will has been one of my life’s greatest gifts! On two occasions I was able to travel to Vermont to record at Will’s world class studio IMAGINARY ROADS STUDIO. Using only the finest mics and recording gear… we have captured some wonderfully amazing moments already! I KNOW without a doubt… this recording with be the recording you’ve always felt I could make. It will be my life’s best work!!!
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Together… let’s make this recording into a CD so world can know the peace and comfort I have found in creating this music!
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As much as I wanted to be in Vermont this week… I was unable to, but… thanks to wonders of technology I was able to be apart of sessions with Jeff Haynes!
Jeff plays percussion for Pat Metheny and our banter through Skype was brief, but… fun! He’s a good soul… there’s no doubt!
Here’s a peek into the sessions through Skype… not the greatest view and sound in the world, but it will give you an idea of how things are going as this project proceeds.
The track that is featured here is the “end vamp” to my song “Forever.” Please note that this is raw and pretty bare as there is so much more going on in the track. As usual… I am excited and cannot wait to share this music with the world!
Today is the day that Jeff Haynes comes to Imaginary Road Studios to add percussion to some the (Will Ackerman & Tom Eaton produced) tracks I’ve recorded for my upcoming release “Drifting Into The Sublime.”
You may have heard for Jeff Haynes… he’s Pat Metheny’s percussionist!
Anyway… what is totally amazing is, since I am unable to be in Vermont this week… I will be present in the studio for these sessions thru Skype! Oh man… you gotta love technology!
So… more to come as this project progresses!
I am back home in South Dakota… what a wild week it was in Vermont and not just wild, but… very productive too!
Tony Levin recorded bass on several tracks from “Drifting Into The Sublime” and that was such a treat! Tom Eaton who is Will’s amazing engineer added some piano and percussion as well! Check out the video below…
Tom also added some gorgeous piano to my song “Gravity Of Faith” which is fast becoming my favorite track!!! Let me also note that Will added some Hopi Drum to this track as well…
Noah Wildling stopped by as well to add gorgeous vocals…
So we’re slowly getting there! Stay tuned!!! There’s so much more to come!
Yesterday was a great day at Imaginary Road Studios!!!
Tony Levin… the amazing, Tony Levin added his bass to 5 tracks from “Drifting Into The Sublime.” What a pleasure it was to meet him and watch him work! After the sessions, Tony and I went out to have dinner. As he put it… “let’s go out and set Route 5 ablaze!” We found a small… empty Italian Pasta Restaurant. Turns out that Tony LOVES Italian food so we stopped. It was a perfect choice as we were the only one’s there and the family that owns the place were fun to listen to… thick accents. Of course I should note… the food was amazingly good… BIG Calzones!!! Tony joked that he was going to somehow finish his… and somehow he did. I almost made it though mine… but came up short, but… man, it was wonderful. We talked about our family backgrounds and had a great time getting to know each other! Tony had some nice things to say about my songs… and “Lake Of Remembrance” was his fave as it actually challenged him! I guess the timing was somewhat odd and he remarked that it was almost like a King Crimson song… I beamed endlessly after hearing that!
Today the fun stuff continues!!!
Will is planning to add some guitar to one more song! Tom Eaton is going to add some piano to “Sunset” and by the way… he already tracked piano for “The Gravity Of Faith” and I get goose bumps whenever I think about how good his performance was on that piece!
Noah Wildling is coming to the studio to add some vocals and I should note, Will is planning to add a Hopi Drum part to the “The Gravity Of Faith.”
SO… the fun stuff starts again!