Here’s another post that’s coming at you pretty late. Last month, Graham released her experimental cover project, ECHO, for free on bandcamp. She refers to her renditions of these songs as echos, rather than covers, because they are an extreme departure from standard covers. Instead, Graham, Douglas Whatley, and I produced completely original music for these with the help of bassist Sterlling, drummer John Key, and cellist Joe Lamb. She also released the instrumentals and a cappellas (yup, that’s actually how it’s spelled) for download so anyone interested can create their own echos. Check out the commercial and album below and find Graham and Doug here and here!
I’m pretty late in posting this, but back in February, Wil released his AmericanCOOL ep. Wil is an extremely talented writer, producer, and artist. I’ve been working with him for the past two years on various music projects doing sound engineering, vocal production, singing backgrounds, playing guitar, and the occasional bit of photography and graphic design. We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (okay, so maybe not a whole lot of blood or tears, but you get the picture) into this album, so please check it out, and if you like it, please consider buying a copy to show your support
I’ve been playing guitar for Graham for a few months now, but if you haven’t heard her perform live, here’s your chance. Even if you have seen her, this show has new material and a full band, so it will definitely be worth seeing. The show is Friday, November 4. For full event details, check out the facebook event page. If you haven’t heard of Graham Knox, check out her first single, Dollar:
I was fortunate enough to get to photograph a T-Pain concert last week at Georgia Tech. My friends in the bluegrass band Seven Handle Circus gave me a press pass to the show so I could shoot their set, and through some twists, ended up shooting T-Pain’s set as well. He’s the kind of artist that’s extremely prolific as a producer, but you start to forget how much of his music you actually know until you hear it all in one place. Here are a handful of photos I took during the show:
I’m doing a long overdue redesign of the site, so please pardon the mess while I clean up some rough edges! Hopefully by the time I’m done, I’ll actually be able to send people this link without disclaimers…
Here are a couple of excerpts from the Sympin Ain’t Easyalbum review on RARB’s website.
“This album has such a clean, modern a cappella sound that I was surprised to find that it was produced, recorded, and mixed not by the usual suspects but by group member Prem Midha. According to his blog, this album marks Mr. Midha’s first production project. It’s a really impressive start! His choice of guitar effects and texture ranks with some of the best I’ve heard from the a cappella community. In addition, his treatment of percussion preserves a live sound while simultaneously adding studio dexterity, all while excellently matching the groove of each song. I hope Mr. Midha keeps going with his a cappella work — I think he’ll have a lot to offer as a next generation producer/engineer.” – Robert Dietz
“For the a cappella purists, be warned that there are a fair amount of studio effects on this album, but without exception I thought the effects were very well employed and I wouldn’t change any of them [...] a tribute to the producer (Prem Midha).” – John Colton
A couple nights ago, Connelly asked me to record one of her songs that she wanted to enter into a songwriting competition. You can listen to the track (The Calm and the Wild) below. For more of her music, check out her website.