Listening to the first EP from “The Living Record Part 1″ its sounds great.. this has been one of the best recording sessions I have been apart of. Thank you to the audience, the band , and Mr. Bob Biles for the sounds. I love hearing how alive it sounds and knowing every show and moments they came from. The next batch of songs is in the works so come down and check it out!
I was worried last night that without rehearsal I was going to fall into the abyss…. I was so surprised!!!! Over the 3 week break I was working on the songs for the new EP “The Living Record Part 1″… I was involved deeply in every aspect of the songs but was losing a sense of performance.. So stepping back into Ventura Music made me nervous that the performance was going to be affected. This was not the case at all. JT had been touring with Bruce Hornsby for the last month so he was so current with his playing that he owned every moment last night. Adam and Charlie were able to slip into the groove without hesitation letting their subconscious guide them. For me I was free, I was fimiliar with the songs because of the studio, and subconscious about the the rest. It made me so in tuned that the performance of music lies deep in the spirit and not in the perfection of notes. This band is awesome and the chemistry could not be better!! See you Saturday July 7th for another great night.
Check out a live track from the “Living Record”, recorded “LIVE FROM VENTURA BLVD”
May was great for the “Living Record”. I learned so much. The people who showed up were the inspiration and energy we needed to perform these songs in the moment. This was just an idea that I had to stop hiding in studios and surgically working on songs and I held faith that it was going to work so well….. What the crowd brought was the energy to stand on the edge and be alive in the moment. Just like the performance, the recording has been in the same process. You try to be prepared to get something, but it is up to the Spirit of the Universe. I can say that we have gotten great tracks and more then enough stuff to work with.
I have not been excited like this for awhile. I feel like we are inside something that all my self-centered fears can’t be present. It is freeing! I have my friend Brenda Lee coming over to sing some harmonies and get her ready for the live show. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again June 28th!