I don’t get out that much. So I don’t know what the rest of the world does to get ready to record an album. What I do know is that the work I’ve been doing to get ready for my 2nd round of recording is some of the hardest – and most gratifying – work I have ever done.
For my upcoming CD, I really wanted to go places I had not gone, both literally and figuratively. That’s why I enlisted the help of songwriter Gary Beard to be producer on the project. Because let’s face it, my thought processes can be like the fireflies in Summer: they disappear here and reappear there – they’re everywhere and nowhere. blink! – darkness – blink! – darkness – blink! And up until this project, I thought that was the only way to write: “Let the words come like fireflies” (copyright!) What I am learning – albeit in baby steps, mind you -- is focus, craft, and discipline…..tempered with a sprinkling of firefly.
A project of this level requires a lot of all of the above.
For the past few months, we’ve been doing pre-production work, so that when we go into the studio, we are not wasting a second of time. During pre-pro, we've been working on:
Song structure and lyrics
Recording the guitar tracks and vocals for the “work tapes.”
Delivery/Performance of the song
Each song is an individual and must receive its own attention, you see.
In a very short while now, we’ll be back in
, making this record. And the pre-production work is almost finished. More to come…… Nashville