A photojournal, if you will. Last week, I ventured up to Nashville to reconnect with some good friends and work on my record. I am in the “mixing” stage of the album, which is the process that happens after everything is written and recorded. Mix engineers take the raw audio of the song and polish it up, balance it, and create a general sound. It’s like giving a chef a bunch of ingredients to make into a meal. Chef Kevin Dailey is helping mix three of my songs, and I spent a week with him in his studio. We had a blast last week, and was a much needed change of scenery. I got to see one of my favorite bands at the Ryman, went fishing, accidentally broke into someone’s air bnb, went to a soiree, ate tons of Pho, and played a show in Muscle Shoals, AL and met some new incredible friends. There was too much strangeness, fun, and spontaneity to try to describe in words…
So without further adieu, my photojournal.
So thankful for these people being along for the ride. Here, we are at Kevin Dailey’s studio, working on some mixes.
Death Cab For Cutie at the Ryman
Meeting Arvid from Denmark, seeing brother Brandon again, and taking this smoothie mustache picture strangely initiated by Malcolm Du Plessis.
We found ourselves at a live recording at Layman Drugs, where this beautiful Tree Audio console lives.
The Common Hymnal Soiree. Arvid shares some of his beautiful songs with us.
Fishing in Franklin. I told my Brit that on my first cast I would catch a fish. And I did!
After my week of mixing in Nasvhille, I took a quick drive south to play a show at The Chapel in Sheffield, AL. There, I was greeted by some of the warmest and most hospitable people I have ever met! The show took place in this beautiful old chapel, and it was one of those experiences I will never forget. Special shoutout to Andrew (not me) for hosting the show and inviting me out and Daniel Smith for opening up the show. We all even stayed a couple hours after to just sing together. Through this time in Sheffield, I was reminded to slow down, spend time with the people in front of you, and just to enjoy every experience you find yourself in. What a gift.
I’m wrapping this one up quickly, as I am about to leave for Atlanta to pick up my friends Margot and Noah, who have come all the way from Southern California to make a record with me! Margot’s songs are beautiful and it will be an honor to work on them with her and Noah.
A week from today, I go to Germany to play a little 8 show tour with my best friends. A lot of fun news there for sure.
Thanks for reading!