This CD “One Time” is a big deal for me. I’m pulling out all the stops and giving everything I have to make something happen with my music. It’s already been an amazing experience. The best part of creating the CD was the musicians I got to work with. What a thrill to make music with some of New England and Nashville’s best musicians including Stuart Duncan from Nashville (fiddle and mandolin), Mark Erelli (guitar, vocals, lap steel, mandolin), Tim Gearan (guitar), Lyle Brewer (guitars – acoustic and electric), Roger Williams (dobro) and others from New England. I had a blast through the recording process. To get to spend three days straight making music was the best experience.
Also, working with my producer Lorne Entress (and drummer) was a pleasure. This guy knows how to do his thing. I came to him with a bunch of songs and some ideas and he took those and got started creating an incredible body of music. He really new which instruments to pull in on which songs. And he did quite a bit of work in the editing room pulling everything together.
While I might offend some by writing this, it does feel that I’m giving birth to this CD. It’s been at least 6 months in the making since my initial conversation with Lorne to now. It’s been hard work (a lot of hard work on Lorne’s part). And really my work is just beginning. I’ve got to get this music out to the people — along with my awesome team. I’m looking forward to touring New England and beyond starting in April.
I’m happy to have my awesome live band on board for the shows we are doing this spring – Bob Sevigny (guitar), Jeff Logwell (electric guitar and pedal steel), John Styklunas (upright bass) and Eric Pohl (drums). I have a blast putting on a live show with these guys and am look forward to the fun we are going to have together this year…making music!