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Will Willis / Blog

Recording News ::: April 1st, 2008

Hope all is well across the myspace waves! Just wanted to drop in and give everyone the heads up on the progress of "Friends and Foes"

Everything is tracked except:

Fiddle parts (Bob Kogut)= There are a bunch of fiddle parts scored for this record. The slow melodic tunes will be heavy with strings. We will used them all over the record but they will not be as "out front" in the mix as some.

Cello parts (Janet Bloom) = She will be the last to come in. Bob and I are going to write cello parts around what he lays down on fiddle.

This is going to be a great combo ya'll!

Ben Forehand (electric guitar) and his drummer "Hollywood" are going to come back through for 3 more songs I have decided to add to the record. That makes the song list 20 songs deep for the upcoming release. It's going to be hard to narrow it down to 12 but I guess we'll have a b-sides c.d. as well.

I'm heading down to Atlanta this coming weekend to rehearse with Ben and Hollywood to get a feel for the recording session due in late april.

STill looking like a late spring/early summer release so please stay with me!!

Thanks for checking in and caring, take care willis

New Song "The Cover Up"

"The Cover Up" by; will willis featuring Sci-Fi

(I wrote this song to remind me of what i do not want to become later in life.)

Got a lot things i know you do. You gotta a lot of money and time to kill in your mansion way up on that hill. That's what everyone dreams of right? Name on person who still has there mind who'd trade happiness for unreal things. - it must be lonely up there the mask you wear it must be lonely up there the mask you wear - And that pretty girl on you arm can't hardly see from all the shine coming off The cover up so we can not see in. Buy a real love to call your own. Put her on the mantle and show her off. Looking real good next to your acknowledgments. - you're going to be saying wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait let me do it again wait i'll do that again and fix it next time wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait when your knocking on that door wait you ain't getting it back so fix it this time. and learn to love learn to love learn to love - Gotta a lot of time I know you do Your time ain't no different than all those you knew before you locked yourself in your swelling head When your getting old and looking back regretting your life and fighting your past Hit em' with the left Hit em' with the right your out for the count. - it must be lonely up there the mask you wear it must be lonely up there the mask you wear - you're going to be saying wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait let me do it again wait i'll do it again and fix it next time wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait when your knocking on that door wait you ain't getting it back so fix it this time. and learn to love learn to love learn to love - If I ever have a little money. i'm going to go get me a house out in the woods, raise me a couple of kids and forget about all of this. Don't need no money to get it right. Don't need no diamond ring no to get it right. don't need no fancy car to get it right. All i need is love don't need no mansion on the hill side to get it right

all i need is love

Brand new song "The Cover UP"

it's a tune about what i don't ever want to become! A nightly reminder on stage may help me.

This is the first of 12 new tunes due for release late this spring called "Friends and Foes"

"the cover up" by: will jackson willis

Got a lot things i know you do. You gotta a lot of money and time to kill in your mansion way up on that hill. That's what everyone dreams of right? Name on person who still has there mind who'd trade happiness for unreal things. - it must be lonely up there the mask you wear it must be lonely up there the mask you wear - And that pretty girl on you arm can't hardly see from all the shine coming off The cover up so we can not see in. Buy a real love to call your own. Put her on the mantle and show her off. Looking real good next to your acknowledgments. - you're going to be saying wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait let me do it again wait i'll do that again and fix it next time wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait when your knocking on that door wait you ain't getting it back so fix it this time. and learn to love learn to love learn to love - Gotta a lot of time I know you do Your time ain't no different than all those you knew before you locked yourself in your swelling head When your getting old and looking back regretting your life and fighting your past Hit em' with the left Hit em' with the right your out for the count. - it must be lonely up there the mask you wear it must be lonely up there the mask you wear - you're going to be saying wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait let me do it again wait i'll do it again and fix it next time wait wait wait let me do it again wait wait when your knocking on that door wait you ain't getting it back so fix it this time. and learn to love learn to love learn to love - If I ever have a little money. i'm going to go get me a house out in the woods, raise me a couple of kids and forget about all of this. Don't need no money to get it right. Don't need no diamond ring no to get it right. don't need no fancy car to get it right. All i need is love don't need no mansion on the hill side to get it right

all i need is love

FRIENDS & FOES DUE OUT LATE SPRING 08'

HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE NAME OF THE NEW ALBUM..

"FRIENDS AND FOES"

WHICH IS DUE OUT LATE SPRING O9' .. PLEASE COME BACK AND CHECK FOR UPDATES.

THANK YOU WILLIS

RECORDING NEWS 12-19 2007

THE RECORDING PROCESS IS COMING ALONG FINE. SINCE I LAST POSTED

SCI - FI CAME AND LEFT THE FIRE ON TWO TRACKS

"THE COVER UP" "HOUSE IN THE WOODS"

IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE HEARING SUCH TALENTED PEOPLE ADD TO THE ENERGY OF MY OWN SONGS.. VERY UPLIFTING. I HOPE AND PLAN ON WORKING TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT. THEY ARE ON THE FIRST PAGE OF MY MYSPACE FRIENDS "SCI-FI".

"THE NEIGHBORS" A FINE LOCAL BLUEGRASS BAND IS COMING ON THE RECORD AS WELL. THEY WILL BE PLAYING ON "HOMETOWN SONG" A COUNTRY/FOLK TUNE THAT SPEAKS OF THE COMFORTS OF BEING HOME AND THE HOME LIFE IN GENERAL. SOMETIMES TOO EASY. ASHEVILLE HERE I COME.

BOB KOGUT HAS ALSO AGREED TO STOP IN ON A COUPLE OF TUNES. BOB PLAYED FIDDLE ON 3 OR 4 TUNES ON MY FIRST RECORD "ALONG THAT ROAD" AND DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH NO TIME TO PREPARE. AS LONG AS I AM MAKING MUSIC I HOPE BOB CAN BE A PART. HE IS ALSO A GREAT CRAFTSMAN.. HE MAKES FIDDLES AND VERY WELL.

SO, I HAVE RECORDED 11 SONGS THUS FAR. ONLY 3 OF THEM HAVE ALL THE PARTS BUT WE ARE MAKING HEADWAY. MARK ECKARD HAS BEEN A HUGE PART OF THE SUCCESS OF THE RECORD THUS FAR. HE IS A GREAT ENGINEER AND HAS SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS WITH ME HELPING ME LEARN THE WAYS OF THE MUSIC GAME AND RECORDING AS WELL. THANKS MARK. I AM STILL HOPING FOR A LATE SPRING RELEASE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO. HOPE EVERYONE IS GREAT. WILLIS