“smile all day” cd info

smile all day: steve ebe: drums;tony villanueva: percussion; francie smith: bgv’s; tommy z: accordian; lyle brewer: electric gtrs; craig fletcher: banjo; dave francis: bass; dennie kirtley: trumpet; barry green: trombone. do what you wanna do: chris long: drums/percussion; mike barrick: bass; roger morris: keys; erin parker: bgv’s; mitch reilly: saxes/horn arr. red balloon: deanie richardson:…

tour blog ’14

Tour blog ’14 : “Are you a farmer?” The road. Ever winding and unyielding. The Weather. Ever changing and unyielding.The 2014 tour begins at the Nashville Airport. My rental car company (who I won’t mention by name, because it “hurts”) tells me a Nisson Altima is a full size car.No. It’s really nice, but, medium,…

fall 2013 blog

How do I start this story? I was at The Family Wash,here in East Nashville,watching Tom Mason perform his pirate songs. Tom is super talented songwriter and guitarist.He had a young lady playing violin with him. I was impressed by her playing, and after the show, I went up to her and said “you were…

new release 6/2013

I’ve already written about “Turtles are home” in my last post, but, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. It features my first cello I’ve recorded. I had a woman I met at the local music store play the part first.

We had a “who’s on first” conversation about the key and clef that cellos play in. (“C” and “Bass,” we figured out.) She did fine, but, I was looking for a little something more, something undefinable. After listening to the parts during mixing, I thought I should try again. Mike Bush, my engineer, said to call a friend of his. I did. He came over and had the third and fifth fret of the cello marked with masking tape. Quizzically, I had him play the parts (he’s really a violinist, who doesn’t read music). He sounded better, but, I wasn’t psyched about the track.