The drum tracking is now totally complete for Butch American. We worked on the final three songs tonight. "Years After Yesterday" is a song about being the crazy one in bad relationship. "Friends Over There" is great Bruce Hornsby-esque tune about that feeling when you realize better friends are far off somewhere else. And finally, a Matthew Garth original, "Ode to G" is a soulful groove that ultimately will have a reprise that - I swear - when Matthew recorded it last week, brought us to tears. It's that incredible. So, next we move to the good stuff: keys, bass, sax, guitars, etc. We'll be starting in about two weeks.
Here's another sample track from Butch Americana, "Prolly." I'm really proud of this one. The dulcimer finally gets a front-row seat. This one also features Michael Joyner on guitar and Khari Wynn on bass.
8/4/13 - Last night, Piano Man Pictures hosted a screening of Empire Builder at Black Lodge Video with a Q&A with director Kris Swanberg after. Great film and really great conversation. We'll be hosting more screenings throughout the year. More at pianomanpictures.com/events.
8/4/13 - Here's my friend Robert Rowan's film he made for the 48hr Film Project. I did production sound and the cheesy music "Seductive Nights in Sudan." Audience award winner.
8/1/13 - We started recording new tracks for "Butch Americana," a music project with all original music that has been my most inspired project of the last two years. It's been incredible collaborating with the very best Memphis musicians. In the picture is Michael Joyner (left), an incredible sound engineer and musician; On the right is Matthew Garth, a great friend and very expressive pianist. We started work on both "Little Mouse Man" and "Ode to G." The entire album will be completely recorded by November. I can't wait to share it with everybody.
Check out Michael Joyner's original music here: http://michaeljoynermusic.com/