Hunkering Down


Hey there,

Well, it's January which is when I usually take a little time off from gigging and work on other things such as recording.

I've been working away on recording tracks for my latest song, Drivin' At The Racearena.  I premiered the acoustic version of it at the Southern New York Racing Association Reunion last September.  The song went over very well (as can be seen in the video on the Video page) and now I'm working on the full-blown recorded version with full instrumentation.  I plan for it to be a rockin' tune and so far the instrumentation includes drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ and some sax thrown in for good measure.  I think I have all of the various parts recorded at this point, but need to review some of them to make sure they're all "keepers".  Once that's done, I'll start work on mixing the song into its finished version.  I'm really looking forward to hearing the final product and hope you are too!

I just posted a couple of photos on the Photos page from a recent session when I was recording acoustic guitar for the song...

  

Not to get too geeky, but I'm also working on upgrading my recording software to the latest version of Sonar which is called X1.  In order to do this, I had to upgrade my computer operating system from Windows XP Service Pack 2 to Service Pack 3.  Sounds like it should be simple enough, but typically it took a lot longer and was much more involved than I had anticipated.  I'm waiting to make sure everything is running smoothly on the PC before I install Sonar X1 (hopefully this weekend).  Then... it will be new and improved! 

My next gig is at Rosy Tomorrows in Danbury, CT on February 12th.  Details are on the Performances page. 



I also added a couple of other upcoming performances which should be fun including the Winter Chili Cook-Off at the Danbury Ice Arena and the Locally Grown Artist series at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society.  More details on these events will be coming in future posts as they develop.

That's it for now.  Hope you're doing well!  Now, back to the studio...

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