September 27, 2011
Last year I began a record with a songwriter who was that rare artist who had been writing (great) songs and developing his craft, but had never released a record/ep/single. When I heard Andy Palmer for the first time I knew there was something special and we had a great project ahead of us. Andy’s voice is unmistakeable and his style totally unique. Andy describes what he does as “gritty folk-rock” which is pretty much spot on. There are a number of unique elements about the record, but the core centers around Andy with his acoustic guitar, backed up by a pretty heavy drum groove and upright bass on many of the tunes. The upright gives the record a looser thumping low end which lends itself to a pretty unique feel.
We used an all-star cast of Colorado musicians: Brian McRae on drums and percussion; Bijoux Barbosa on upright and electric bass; Dave Beegle on electric and nylon string guitar; Kailin Yong on violin; Sheryl Renee and Megan Fong on background vocals; and Dan Kern on synth.