With five of us living in a small downtown Toronto house, I don't get a whole heck of a lot of music recording time. I recently had a few days all alone for the first time in over a year (ch-ch-changes!) so me and the dog lit a fire and recorded a cover of a Gram & Emmylou song by way of the George Jones & Gene Pitney original, featuring some guitars and the old family Heintzman piano. [more inside]
Resonator and baritone uke, trying to channel Willie Nelson though maybe via John Darnielle a little it turns out. [more inside]
An old Merle Travis song that I learned years ago when I first started getting into bluegrass. Another chance to break in the new resonator guitar, and do some fun chorus harmonies. [more inside]
You were.... [more inside]
Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]
Hank Williams and tons o' tape delay! [more inside]
My love/hate song is a cover of Delbert McClinton's country/gospel classic (actually written by Frankie Miller & Jerry Lynn Williams) accompanied by the pump organ. [more inside]
Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
Cover of a Byrds cover of an old Louvin Brothers song. [more inside]
A cheesy song to cover, I know, but I did it for the old man for Christmas along with a two other country covers.
Another country song that I recorded for my dad for Christmas. [more inside]
I recorded a few favorite country songs as a Christmas present for my dad. This is one of them. [more inside]
A cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." [more inside]
A slightly uptempo cover of Tim McGraw's hit, recorded sometime in late 2004. [more inside]
Tape really does sound better. And good mics, preamps, compressors, consoles... [more inside]