Monday, April 14, 2008

In The Studio

I spent another productive week in Nashville with my friend and producer extraordinaire Monroe Jones. We concentrated on finishing the acoustic guitars, lead vocals and background vocals. I always enjoy doing my vocals with Monroe because he is so laid back and it makes it so much less painful. As a rule, I hate singing lead vocals. Getting that one performance that will be played and heard forever is daunting so you want it to be your best. I have to put myself in a zone and it usually takes awhile to get there. A place where I am interpreting the song in an emotionally powerful way, while staying on pitch and in the groove of the track. For anyone who has ever had to do lead vocals on a record, you understand. For me, brutal. Monroe does make it very tolerable somehow. Check the photos page for some photos from the session.

I got to play a couple of my good friend George Cocchini’s 1960’s Gibson J45’s. They are truly amazing guitars that really fit with the songs we were laying down. We are trying to finish Vol. 1 of the new record soon so stay tuned. I’ll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Thanks Bruce for working to hard. the Lord says his joke is easy, praise God what we live through it not what we would live through without him.
I have never sung solo, let alone led anyone, so I am out on that one, though I do love to sing.
God bless you and your family,
Claudia