Recording Steph

Today I spent some time with Steph Plant recording. We put down 14 demos of her songs plus three covers (Joanna Newsom, a song from the Lion King musical, and a Bjork cover) in about 3 hours. We did very good on time and made some decent demos (except for a clock on the wall that is, unforunately, pretty audible. Will note that for next time!) Hopefully later this week I’ll be able to work with Kelly as we didn’t get a chance this past Thursday or weekend.

I’ve been playing around with the layout of the website. I’m pretty poor at this web editing business, but know very well how to work around things. Maybe one day I’ll find time to learn how to do it (especially since I have the CS3 suite. It would make sense to put it to use.) Let me know your comments, and especially a way to make the twitter RSS in the top right look decent.

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Hello all,
Here’s a quick life update.

– Started the new school year, looking to travel. College fairs and High School visits mostly in St. Louis, though some in the Quad Cities in northern Illinois, and Iowa.
– I recorded vocals for Dear Future last weekend. Brandon and Paul came down and lent their pipes to one of their new songs. They have a new EP in the works that sounds pretty promising. It seems a little down-tempo to the last one, but I think it’ll turn out pretty mature.
– I began work with Kelly Latimore last week as well. I’m very excited about this. Kelly is probably the most underrated artist currently residing in Greenville. We’re not sure exactly where to go yet, but we demoed several songs and should have a bit more direction next meeting on Thursday. I can’t wait to really develop his songs and get him a very good sounding EP/LP.
– Sunday night I watched the wonderful Steph Plant perform at Greenville’s bed and breakfast Chartreuse. Steph is probably the best singer I have ever heard in my life in person, if not ever. I’m still pretty foggy on where to take her music as I’ve never heard her perform with any other accompaniment except her guitar or mountain dulcimer. While her music would be beautiful as is, I’d like to see where we could take it. She does share similarities with Regina Spektor, and her music is primarily piano and Regina, though a few songs are more produced. Regina also has a bit more of a pop feel, which lends itself to beats and such other glitter.
– Lastly, there may be a very interested development with me and the studios here in Greenville. More on that when more is known.

That is all until the future is here.