2017.08.10

Finished final drum tracks for the new Whoa Thunder album, “The Depths Of The Deep End” tonight at Native Sound studios. That’s “Handsome Mic” Boshens in the photo, laying down the beat for the title track. Mic is not only a great drummer, but he’s a magnificent dancer, as well! I’ve already completed mixing on some of these tracks and we are targeting a Fall release. Influenced by a heart-wrenching break-up and a couple Bowie tribute shows, frontman, Brian McClelland has crafted some brilliant synth-infused tracks for this album. I’m quite excited to be mixing!

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2017.04.22

The wait is over! The new Finn’s Motel album, “Into The Realm Of Jupiter Rex” has been released globally. This is the first album from St. Louis indie-pop mastermind, Joe Thebeau since 2006’s brilliant concept album, “Escape Velocity”. Fans of Joe’s heady indie-pop will not be disappointed. “Into The Realm…” finds Joe diving into even deeper waters expanding his lyrical insight and his musical soundscape. Joe and I put a lot of care and love into these songs and this album. Enjoy!

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2017.01.18

Lots of activity lately! We had an ice storm here in St. Louis – or as some local folks call it, “An Icemageddon!” Aside from perilous weather events, it’s been all music production! I’m finishing up post-production mastering on what will likely be THREE new releases from Finn’s Motel. I mastered Larry O’Neal’s latest album, “A Thousand Lost Allegories”, which was released in December. And I am producing the new Whoa Thunder album. The above photo is from our first day of tracking at Native Sound Recording located in South St. Louis. We are making new music in 2017! And ain’t nothing no how no way – not even no icemageddon – gonna stop us! 😉

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2016.07.09

 

IBC 2016.07.09

 

The first three weeks of July, I took a recess from recording and mixing to do a few out of town shows with my friends in Thunderhead. It was fun to go out and play loud rock guitar for live peoples again. Here is a picture from my “office window” at the big amphitheater we played in Kansas City, MO. 😉 The guy standing centerstage is my guitar tech and very good pal, Scott Roever doing a final line check of my acoustic guitars moments before we hit the stage. Looking good, KC!

 

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2016.06.19

 

IBC 2016.06.19

 

I’m hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new Finn’s Motel release. It’s epic! And what could befit an epic release more than adding an epic string quartet to the mix? This photo is from Sunday’s recording session. Pictured from L to R is the world class string quartet Sarah V assembled: Joe Gutowski (viola), Jake Brookman (cello), Sarah Velasquez (violin 1) and Alyssa Avery (violin 2). To capture a glorious natural reverb, we recorded at St. Matthew’s church at Potomac and Jefferson in downtown St. Louis. Coincidentally, this recording session landed on Father’s Day. As many of you close to me know, my dad was an avid fiddler. I couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to my dad and celebrate his musical passion than recording a big batch of fiddles on Father’s Day. What a great day!

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2016.04.20 Wednesday

WT Syrhea

I recently went into Firebrand studios with local pop superstar, Brian McClelland and his Whoa Thunder outfit. The result is the new smash single, “Hop To It” b/w a fresh re-mix of an older, unreleased WT tune, “President’s Book Of Secrets”. Along with global digital distribution, the single will be released on fun, vinyl flexi disc! That’s Whoa Thunder bassist, the lovely and multi-talented, Syrhea Conaway in the photo. Such a wonderful artist! And that bass is quite lovely as well, eh?

 

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