“I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with a lot of great players over the years. On this new record of Brighams, I was excited to assemble a great team using many of these friends to help out. Brigham is a super talented songwriter with beautiful songs and was really fun and easy to work with. I’ll also say this was the perfect project for me because Brigham was very patient with me and allowed me to take my time to get it right. There was no big pressure to get the record out in the middle of a pandemic.”
“I said to Brigham, let’s try a track here. If you like it, we’ll do the whole record in my studio. We did the acoustic guitar first, then his vocals. I tracked my drums, percussion, and guitars here. Everything else was flown in – my buddy Kevin Scott on bass from New Orleans, a couple of piano players: Matt Slocum from Birmingham, Chris Spies from Fairhope, Alabama both flew in tracks. Strings were recorded by Molly Thomas, who also lives in Fairhope. Natalie Cressman sent over her background vocals from New York City. Corky Hughes added some electric guitar from Mobile, and my friend Zack Littlefield added some percussion tracks from Denver. It was pretty awesome just to see where these songs ended up after each person put their own thing on it. There really weren’t that many edits at all. All the musicians added the right parts for the tunes and recorded them well with great microphones and gear, making my job easy when mixing the songs. It was magical how the songs were just kind of developing and building one person at a time. Brigham and I were so happy with the vibe we were getting. As each song was finished, we heard a really cohesive sound and vibe happening on the record. It was one of those things that were unplanned. I think Brigham is very stoked with how the record sounds, and I am overjoyed with how it came out.
“Gigs are coming back. The phone is ringing again – it was a little overwhelming being that I found myself in the middle of mixing a record and limited time to hit the road and play gigs. So I’ve been trying to balance things.”
“As far as my studio, continuing to dial in my room is high on my list. I don’t think this remote recording thing is going to slow down for a while. There’s obviously nothing better than a group of people recording a live record at the same time. That’s the ultimate, but putting together a record remotely is pretty cool, too.”