Robert Cornacchio and his two writing partners had this to say about our production of Alive:
“Dear Bill, You weren’t kidding when you said this track is slammin’! Ellis rocks, Brittany is GREAT…Jenee…man. we simply LOVE IT !!!! Love the chord changes you wrote in on the solo. You really did some job, man! You and everyone are great! Really love the end chorus!! When can we start the next song? We’d be honored if you’d work with us on song 2!!” ROB C AND EVERY ONE FROM WINSTON HAROLD, THANKS!
Yes, we call did call it a slammin’ track… Give a listen and see if you agree:
Alive is © 2014-2015 Winston Harold, posted by permission. Producer: Bill Watson.
If you’re interested in recording this song; using it in a commercial application such as in a movie or on a website; or singing it in a performing situation please let us know and we’ll forward your request to the songwriter and song publisher.
How about that drummer? That’s William Ellis of Montgommery Gentry. If you need a fantastic right-in-the-pocket rhythm section on YOUR tune, we’ll get him. Or you can request one of the other two fantastic drummers we’ve settled in on after trying dozens of so-called session quality drummers over the years here in Nashville.
The fiddle (and pulsing fiddle & viola on the bridge)? That’s Jenee Fleenor who plays for Blake Shelton as well as for Martina McBride when her schedule permits. Yes, we can put her incredible skills to work on YOUR song too!
Send your rough mp3 in for a quote: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a quote from Play It Again Demos on making a professional version of your song simply drop an e-mail with your rough mp3 or mp4 attached to producer Bill Watson at: email@example.com with the details of what you want. Your song can be completed over the Internet or you can be present for the entire process.
Write in another style? There are more samples of work to your right in Categories > Samples of Our Work.
The Christian country song titled Fight The Good Fight, is mixed and out to the songwriting team of Jeff Rutledge and Jerry Ryan, the second we’ve done for them:
A clip of the Rutledge/Ryan “before” version”
Our Play It Again Demos arrangement, picking up where the rough leaves off:
“Hey Bill, I just want to say what an excellent job you did on our song “Fight the Good Fight”. I love all the guitar work and the harmonies that you added. Thank you very much and please pass on my appreciation to the musicians you used”- Jeff Routledge
“Bill, We all love it! Great job! You guys out did yourselves this time! God bless.” Jerry
The song is hot off the press with publishing open and right of first release intact. If you’d like to publish or record it we’d be glad to forward your interest to the songwriters.
Fight the Good Fight is © 2014 Rutledge/Ryan. All rights reserved, presented here as a demonstration of production values, all other use prohibited under U.S. and International copyright law.
Now Tracking: 5 songs for Wayne Lewis, 3 New Tunes for Winston Harold. Just added 1 song for Aleta Anthony, 1 for Joe Burnette + 20 Tracks Online projects in. Greg Jennings of Restless Heart on sessions! 1 Song Left On Stephane Bouchard EP!Posted: February 25, 2015
There IS time to get your song in on one of these sessions!
The players, all known as Nashville session quality musicians, some with live show artist gigs as well, will include:
William Ellis drummer for Montgomery Gentry. William locks on a click and basically dares anyone to try and move him off it. Nope, won’t happen.
Greg Jennings, session player and guitarist with Restless Heart.
Ron Fairchild, keyboards. Session player and The Oak Ridge Boys long time session guy.
Steve King, master session keyboard player.
Bill Watson, bass guitar. guitar, Nashville Trax producer.
David Northrup, Nashville session drummer. The Groove King was Travis Tritt’s drummer for years, currently with The Oaks
Randy Smith. session bass guitarist.
Jenee Fleenor, fiddle amd mando. Currently plays for Blake Shelton, her main gig, also for Martina McBride and The Opry staff band when she’s available.
Mike Douchette, session quality Pedal steel guitarist and harp player. Mike’s credits are major league and extensive.
1 new trio demo plus 9 tunes in for the full band/producers choice treatment. Wayne writes traditional style country and the trio of songwriters who make up Winston Harold write in a variety of styles. We’ve demoed several songs for them prior. This go-round one tune is going blues, another is Contemporary Christian and a third is leaning toward country. Update: Just got a new tune in to be done trio style (vocal, guitar, drums and bass guitar) for Aleta Anthony. We did a demo for her a few years ago that she was happy with but haven’t heard from since. Apparently she believes in quality not quantity. Altogether, with our Tracks Online projects and the Tony Pizzino album project we have about 40 song recordings in progress.
Bill Watson is producing on all. Tracking should begin in about two weeks. Busy, but keep ’em coming. We LOVE busy and we have plenty of capacity!
Our Tracks Online service is holding its own too with 1 guitar track, 1 piano, 5 pedal steel, 4 fiddle and 8 bass guitar tracks to add to client-produced projects. Trax Online clients are a mix of home recording enthusiasts and recording studios/producers, some in Nashville, some worldwide. This go-round we have 1 for a recording studio client in Ireland, 1 for a producer in Russia!
A clip of “Found The Truth” a Christian song driven by Jennifer L’s soulful vocal, just as it reaches the incredible sax solo:
“I liked the ‘Pink Floyd music meets The Beatles vocals on the client rough, and thought, yes, something modernized in that direction would work. Safety resided in the obvious path: go with the Pink Floyd vibe, regurgitate the client version, only updated and better; no risk, happy client.
But great music doesn’t reside in that space. Job security? I could care less, if I needed that I’d have been an accountant.
I tossed the thought to the guitarist and drummer on the session that a more bluesy aim might be where this tune should really land. Greg Jennings, one of the founding members of Restless Heart, picked up his electric guitar and started laying down a soulful rhythm guitar part, William Ellis of Montgomery Gentry and I joined him on drums and bass guitar respectively, and about a minute in I decided it was definitely happening, the right vibe, “put it in the red” and we cut this 3 piece rhythm track.
Many hours of overdubs and engineering work later, this mix happened.”-bill w. Client reaction: “Hey Bill, WELL, Just gotta say WOW, you nailed it! Greg Jennings is perfect on guitar, not too much but simple, as John Lennon said: keep it simple. How beautiful!! You played a GREAT bass line! Jen is incredible, OH DID I MENTION SAX,sax sax? Never thought that I would love this song so much, YOU proved me wrong, GREAT JOB! Two more songs are on the way.” ROB C
A special thank you on this one to my buddy John, who was so incredibly patient as I coached him to hear the sax solo I was hearing. He got it off to great start with the initial phrase. Once he got the remainder, man, he just absolutely delivered with the perfect energy and emotion this song needed to pull it together. He always says, “if you can sing it, I can play it. The whole truth is: he’ll play it far better than you can sing it!” B. E. © 2012 Winston Harold. Used by permission to demonstrate production values. All other use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law.