I love it when reviewers and critics call
a new record an "effort".
some effort, it's more like giving birth to 12 children.
today we are loading in the necessary gear, people,
and caffeine products for my production of ned evett's
next record which will dominate my "efforts"
24/7 for the next few weeks.
ned is a terrific guitarist/singer/songwriter from idaho
who I recently met in milan, italy before he moved
here to nashville. (confused yet?)
ned's trio was opening for some guy named satriani
and the power trio shared the bill as well.
one of many unique things about ned:
he mainly plays fretless guitar, a difficult instrument
few people attempt and one which is near and dear
to my heart (more on this in another installment).
daniel rowland will assume the engineer's seat
for our first true studio "effort" together bringing along
various student assistants from daniel's normal workplace:
the art institute of nashville.
ned's trio will include drummer lynn williams
(actually lives right here in mt. juliet)
and bassist malcolm bruce,
jack bruce's son.
yes, that jack bruce!
I have yet to hear them play but I'm already excited.
for my part I've been studying ned's rather prolific pile
of songs, choosing the material for the record,
and preparing my thoughts on how to ruin,
I mean, produce his shiny new brood.
I'm also looking forward to running
my new studio through its paces.
meanwhile, behind the scenes other things
on the horizon may possibly include a very special
upcoming fall tour with a surprising twist.
I'll keep you posted.