I once again can't believe it's been so long since I've been able to sit down and update y'awl on the latest happenings. Time flies as they say...
The Burning Angels just got home from an Oklahoma/Texas run where we were able to knock a few things off the bucket list. We worked a session for the new album at Bismeaux Studios in Austin; the studio of the legendary Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel!
We were once again fortunate to have Tommy Detamore on steel guitar with us, but also, the one and only Bill Kirchen on guitar!!!
I couldn't believe I found myself cutting tunes live in the main room with Tommy on one side and Bill on my other, playing tunes that Casey wrote and we as a band have been working out on the road. What a great experience! Sharing dual guitar duties with Bill was a huge deal to me. Working out and then cutting twin guitar parts live is something I'll never forget. Bill graciously sharing some of his most famous licks first hand in between takes was quite awesome too (check out the "photos" page for video clips of Bill showing me Semi Truck licks!).
Playing Ginny's Little Longhorn was once again an honor and a treat. The folks there really are like family. Getting our shot (FINALLY) at the White Horse Saloon on a Saturday night was epic! What a great dance crowd!
We spent part of our Sunday in Guthrie, Oklahoma with the amazing Byron Berline as we cut a few more tunes in Byron's fiddle shop/music hall with Byron as our special guest on fiddle.
The man is truly GREAT and to not only record Casey's originals with him, but a classic he cut with Gram, it was another one of those moments...how in the?? Wait..what?? We're doing this?? I can't believe this is happening......
So as the summer gigs continue to build up, I am just trying to relish all these great times and experiences. I truly am a fortunate cat. Every Wed. night I get to play alongside the legendary Brian Parton of the Nashville Rebels...The Rhythm Review is back to every Thursday in Arvada as we prepare for Europe in August, weekends are filled with gigs spread amongst the Rhythm Review, Burning Angels, and the D Town Hot Shots....Life is good.
Wishing everyone well!
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