Man it's been a long time. How have you been? We met some years back when I was playing drums for Randy Stafford. Do you still have the piece of wood with the triggers in it & the one in your boot heel for kick drum?
Hi Dak- it is really a pleasure to meet you, cybernetically speaking. Wow, what a dark, beautiful story you tell in Broken Lights. A rare combination of sweet, inspiring, and creepy. Ha! How'd you do that?
About my blog post, 'notes from a Thelonius Monk rehearsal', I'm truly delighted to pass that little gem on. I'd like to figure out how to make it accessible to more folks here, since it's so relevant to the nature of this site. Maybe posting it as a discussion. Meanwhile, all the best to you!
Dak, It was a pleasure meeting you and LA the other night. Later I figured out that you must have worked in Mark's old studio, which was I think called The Playground and was probably right next to one. Anyway, maybe our paths will cross again soon. If you're ever in the area, stop on by! Gregg
Thanks SO much, sweetie! : ) I have been fortunate to play with those artists, and enjoy what I do SO much. Thankful for the God-given talent! : )
Good luck to you in all your musical endeavors!
When we recorded "Seven Spanish Angels" w/Ray& Willie,
Willie was not there. We tracked, Ray did his vocals, and then the tape was shipped to Austin for Willie to put his vocals on. The first time I met Willie was in LA in 95 at rehearsal for the Highwaymen Tour. Ray Charles will always be the hightlight of my recording career. I did some of the trks. on the Ray Charles and Friends Album, then a solo album with him after that. What a great talent he was.. I also have pictures of most of the artists I worked with from 1970 on.. Man, how things have changed..
Wow, you flatter me! I'm also stunned by your bio...Lefty Frizzell, Bob Merrill...that's some scary stuff. Gonna have to meet up with you. Maggie and I are also big-time cat lovers and read constantly. I've never branched into screenplays or novels but I'm envious of that. I love books and movies, anything with sharp writing.
I've been listening to your MySpace stuff...wonderful details and ideas. Chris Reeve, the pawn shop guitars "telling" their stories, you must love me lot (classic country).
Here's some trivia about "Family Tradition" that alot of people do not know. First of all, it was recorded at "Wishbone Studio" in Muscle Shoals, I think it was in 79, and the pic on my NMP site is the rthm. section doing the background vocals with Hank. (the only song I ever sang on, then they burned my aftra card, lol) I also played the bass line with my thumb. I was wearing a sweater and laid my right arm across the strings to mute them and got more of an upright feel. Bowen loved the idea but later told me it was tough to mix because of levels, but in the end it worked.
Thanks for the invite and compliment. Looks like you have it goin on. I worked for Buddy for many yrs and many sessions. Great guy. It's a great business and I would do it all over again..
Stay in touch..
Hey Dak... Thanks for the compliment, but looks like I should be complimenting and congratulating YOU!!! Wow. You have done a lot, and we know a lot of the same folks... Buddy was the first to help me in Nashville, and Ray Kennedy is a favorite of mine...
I write the scripts too.. edit books... and all of it and four bucks will get you a cappucino... ha ha
I go back and forth between Nashville and LA, and hope to connect with you at some point.
All the best to you and all your ventures and adventures,
Jan B :)