This recording is with my band, Crybaby Ranch. Kandice Kos on vox, Gregg Welch on bass & vox, Susan Newton on fiddle & vox, Clipper Sifton on drums and me on guitar.
I just realized I posted new songs that hadn't been redone or mixed, so, I deleted them.
the final mix of Crybaby Ranch's cd. We had Tyler Giles join us on pedal steel for a few tunes(he'll be playing with us next Saturday night) and Dane Tally lay down some honky tonk piano. I'm really hoping the cd will be ready to present by Saturday... There will three new tunes we have never performed which we will be playing at our five year anniversary party at Westport Saloon. We plan to play the cd material during our first set and those obscure covers we've twisted into our own in the second set. I believe we'll be starting at 8:00. No cover and great food. I have started to play with Sherri Lawson and Delilah. Sherri is a great songwriter and vocalist. Check her out.
Just finished rehearsal with Crybaby Ranch going over several new tunes we will be recording soon. Our goal is to have our cd ready to release on March 28th. We will be doing a bit of a different arrangement of, Now Goodbye Me and Boom, Boom, Boom. We've added a new tune from Kandice and two old tunes of mine, one that was co-written by Julianne Couch( author of, Jukeboxes and Jackalopes-check her out). So is anyone out there listening. I hope not, the cd is a secret. Goodnight
Looking forward to my band, Crybaby Ranch's first gig of the year at The Westport Saloon in January! We have decided to move forward performing with a majority of original material. We'll record, Now Goodbye Me. with a a couple of changes, thank you Jude Kite(Rumblejets & Culprits). Kandi has an old song that harkens back to the 1960's of country music and we're going lay tons of steel guitar on it. Will plan to record at least two of Susan's tunes, Kandi's original waltz along with my tunes, Gina's Lament, Boom Boom Boom( hugely different than the version I have posted here), I'm really excited to record, Photograph to which the vocals bring life to the song and some tunes that have been buried in the guitar case for a few years. We will promote the band as roots and plan to begin recording in February. Thanks for checking in.
Next show with my band, Cry Baby Ranch, is in Parkville, Missouri at Frank James Saloon on November the 30th. Anyone coming?
Just spent time in the studio with Pat Tomek and Molly Hammer finishing vocals on a tune I wrote years ago. Donna Holman had heard it and recorded it last year, thank you Big D. I decided to go ahead and do so myself. The amazing Molly knocked it out on take one, we did a second for fun. Molly did her backing vocals with only one retake on one chorus. I am so pleased to have the dobro and mandolin from the Modern Hicks (California, please check them out and buy a cd) playing on this recording. Hopefully Pat will get it mixed before he and the Rainmakers head overseas to tour. When I have Now Goodbye Me posted a slow version of Boom, Boom, Boom should be good to go featuring Kathleen Knuckler on vocals and Stephanie Bryan on trombone. Now Goodbye Me should be posted by Monday. Thanks for listening.
Looking forward to completing this project. Talk to me?
I am confident no one has read this so it is kinda feeling like a private diary. I wrote Boom in two minutes and invited Julie to write a third verse as I was trying to get her to write with me. As bands go I quit the band I started with her because of artistic differences. She's done well and I'm happy doing what I want. Anyway....I've reclaimed Boom, Boom, Boom rewriting the third verse, changing the key and tempo. Popular Kansas City performer, Kathleen Kunckler is doing the vocals on this remake. We'll hopefully get the talented Val Mackey to come in and add her vocal chops. To go outside the box I'll have Stephanie Bryan lay down a trombone solo. Hey what the heck? I had some other addition but I've forgotten....anyone out there?
Thursday night was fun walking around the campground playing with a bunch of pickers. It was very cold Thursday night so I the next night I slept in my car. Yea. I love the Hot Club of Cowtown and always enjoy their performances. The flat picking competition was percussively accompanied by the rain on the tin roof and at one point there was a break as they competitors could not be heard. Saturday afternoon the rain returned. Not much of a report but then is anyone reading? On my way down to the Plaza Art Fair to hear Kathleen Kunkler perform. Look for a recording in a couple of weeks featuring Kathleen. We planned to record this over a year ago and we're finally getting it done next week!