Recorded entirely as an instrumental in Abingdon, Va. Always had this vocal melody but no words. Woody came by one day last month and I played it for him and he said it reminded him of Cyndi Lauper "Time After Time" - which is pretty damn high praise. So, I tried it again lyrically. I like how you can hear the hollowbody guitar acoustically as well as through the amp. Always liked that vibe. Makes me feel like I'm in the room with whoever is playing when I hear a song like that. I was playing my Harmony Rocket through the mxr phaser thru the vibro champ. I can't dance. Who cares.
This is a newer track - written in 2015. It started out as a country ballad - believe it or not. Then, Steve Copeletti came by and I followed his lead. I remember that day vividly because we were all laughing so hard between takes because it is so damn fast. Chris Conner was there too with the assist on this one. Just a fun day in the studio. And that snare work....
It sat most of the year until I finally got the vibe on the vocals.
The middle section needed a ripper on guitar. So my man Chris Carrabba just shredded it with what I can only assume is his Nash Tele. Perfect. Just what the song needed. "10". I smile like an idiot every time i hear it.
Then a few weeks ago Dan Bonebrake came by and played one of the finest bass tracks I have ever heard. In no time flat. Think it was 2 takes. Straight channel of Macca here, folks.
This track is a super fun way for me to end the year. Hope you like it too.
released December 22, 2015
Spiritual Guidance: Chris Wood
Drums: Steve Copeletti
Lead Guitar: Chris Carrabba
Bass: Dan Bonebrake
Photography: Monica McGivern
Design: Jacob Kaplan
Mission Assist: Camp Thunderbee/Steev Rullman
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