This year I have had the good fortune to perform on three records put out by good friends. Here is some info about each one.
The first is Chris McGarry: Friends for ten years, he moved to CO three years ago and got a job teaching music in Nicole's school district and at Swallow Hill. His song writing is very poetic folk/country and the record sounds great. I played banjo, lap steel, guitar and bass on this record and I am pleased with it.
You can buy it here. We recorded at Swallow Hill with Brian and it was mixed by Aaron Youngberg. The album release concert was at the Meadowlark in Denver. When we were rehearsing for it, I realized that it was the first band I had ever played in that had 3 guitars, bass and drums! (its a really great sound, somebody should start a band with the combo...) Here is a video of that gig with the horn section added. Notice me trying to play trumpet after three PBRs.
Next is Victoria Vox, a singer/songwriter/ukulele player from Baltimore by way of Green Bay.
We have been bumping into each other for 5 or 6 years on the road and collaborating for the last two. (we have some shows this summer together!) Her record was recorded half in New York and half at John Macy sound studios in Denver. It sounds poppy and energetic but still folky and hip. I played guitar, lap steel, horn, banjo, bass, etc...and had a great time working with her producer Mike. You can buy it here.
Here we are playing one of her songs in Eugene, OR.
And next is my home slice Danielle Ate The Sandwich. Danielle is a big deal because of her legendary Youtube page. She also plays the uke and she writes really thoughtful beautiful songs that are also quite funny. We recorded at John Macy sound studios and I played lap steel, banjo, horn, etc... Her cd release shows are next week in Denver. Here is a video of Danielle and I singing a Miley Cyrus song:
This vid has over 100,000 hits, which makes me famous, fyi.
Buy it here.