Clear Blue Productions
A bluegrass recording studio and video production company.
Published by Brance on November 16th, 2006
Filed under Studio News
Larry and his bunch are here in the studio this week working on a new band CD that should be released sometime in the early spring. One band member change since the last band CD. Jason Flournoy joined the group just recently and he’s contributing to the sound quite well. The band is sounding good and tight, well rehearsed from all that time on the road, and the material is great.
There will be some traditional bluegrass numbers performed in a fairly traditional style, others with a new twist, and some new material that Larry and the various band members have written. We tracked 5 songs yesterday and finished last night with a new tune of theirs titled They. You’ll have to wait for the release, but take my word for it, it’s a great song. We’ll be in the studio the rest of this week finishing up the tracks for this recording.
Larry isn’t exactly strait ahead bluegrass, but working with him and Jenny always reminds me of what I love about bluegrass music. They are such genuine, honest people. It’s a real pleasure to work with them in the studio creating something this real. We’re tracking live with very few overdubs. The vocals are even being tracked live with the instruments, and at times I’m just reminded of the skill it takes to do something like that, something like the first generation of bluegrass artists did when they cut those great old records that we all love. I think that’s what I like about working with Larry and Jenny, they are not afraid to push the boundaries musically, while simultaneously hearkening back to an earlier time in history when what you heard on the record was what the band really sounded like live. That’s what you’re going to get on this CD and there is something magically about that.