Well, The Waiting is at it again. We started writing on a new song back in late 2009. We tossed ideas back and forth over the Internet and had final parts recorded over the last few months. Todd has been keeping up with all of the tracks and has done an awesome job of producing this so far. He asked if I would take a whack at mixing the final product, to which I said, “oh yeah!”
I worked on it last night and everything came together pretty quickly. I’m not done with the mix, not yet, but it’s in the ballpark.
I’ll post a SoundCloud audio file when I can.
I’m pleased to announce that the latest single from Jack Kennesaw is now available via iTunes. This single is a collaboration between Blake Weatherby (guitars, vocals, and keys), Joel Thomas (bass guitar) and myself (drums, keys, vocals, weird loops, engineering and production).
We put this track together using some very cool production techniques. Blake wrote the song over a few weeks time and then produced a rough demo at his house. We then brought this into my studio and worked on a final arrangement and tempo. We worked on the drum track and some keys and then Blake took it back to his home studio to work on guitars and vocals. He had Joel come over and record the bass track, then brought it back over to my studio (on a flash drive!) so we could finish up percussion, overdubs and a final mix. I mastered the track and we all took time to listen critically over the next week or so. Blake and I worked on the cover design in Illustrator and made a master file that we could use for all distribution. Finally, we made some mix tweaks and re-mastered the track and sent it off to TuneCore for publication to the iTunes store. All in all, it was a refreshing experience and one that I hope to repeat soon.
Enjoy Jack Kennesaw – On The Floor on iTunes today.
I had the pleasure of working with a few awesome people over the last few months. Chad and Maureen Boling, owners of Bon Vivant Salon, approached me to re-design their website. They had a single page for their website that was really just a calling card. They knew that in order to be competitive they had to step it up and part of that is having a great website. We met a few times and discussed the look and feel of their website until we all had a really good idea of what to communicate. I believe that we have created a very nice, modern-clean website that conveys the philosophy of their salon – “Hair design as original as you”.
We’ve received some great feedback from clients and from other salons. One of the greatest parts of the website is that it is scalable and is visible on any browser – even the iPhone. Check out www.bonvivantsalon.com and give them a call if you’d like to get a great haircut from Chad, Maureen or any of their super talented stylists. Tell them that I sent you!
Well, it started off as a project that was supposed to take a month from start to finish, but it ended up being about 8 months in the making. I believe that each and every day that we worked on it was totally worth it! We had some killer creative time in the studio from the laying of the scratch tracks to the final overdubs. Also, I had a chance to work with someone that I’ve been wanting to record with for some time. Scott King was gracious to let me cut the drum tracks at his studio. I setup in the morning and by nightfall we had 11 awesome completed tracks recorded. Sweet efficiency. We came back to my studio with a new sense that this project was going to be great.
Blake really stepped up to the plate with his song-writing and his guitar playing. I believe that the vocals are where this project really shines. If authentic, believable vocals are your thing, Blake has certainly delivered. Within each track you can hear the struggle and victory that each song tells. Blake is a real trooper when it comes to working on his craft, and I can’t wait to hear what the future holds.
Check out Jack Kennesaw – Unhero on iTunes.