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!
Midnight, Me And The Moon, the first of a five song project is finished:
B4 and after. Here’s the “client version” clip, the version Wayne submitted as his rough. It perfectly mapped the direction he envisioned:
Our job was to employ our considerable experience and available talent to bring Wayne’s idea to fruition. Our Version:
Judging by his glowing e-mail, client Wayne Lewis of Alaska is thrilled:
Bill Watson, Nashville Trax
Today at 12:47 PM
“GREAT Job, Bill!!!! I agree with you…it works perfectly well with a female vocal. Good call! Everybody did a terrific job. Please thank Jenn especially, she gave it a wonderful ride! Wayne”
Greg Jennings (Guitars)
William Ellis (Drums)
Ron Fairchild (Piano)
Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle)
Mike Douchette (Harmonica)
Bill Watson (Bass Guitar)
Wayne’s songs two through four will feature male vocalists are in various stages of production with two mixes expected to be finished toward the end of next week.
“Wayne felt we should record this with a vocalist that sounds like Dwight Yoakum. I liked his idea of giving the recording a bit of rockabilly vibe and making it sound almost like the listener is hearing a live band but the more I worked with it in pre-production the more I could hear a powerhouse country female vocal, so I went with my instincts without letting Wayne know. Jennifer just flat out delivered an excellent performance that made the concept work. I didn’t realize at the time this would be the first song of the five I’d finish so it was nail biting time when I sent Wayne the mix. Hey, the tune rocks, Wayne loves it, ALL GOOD!” – Bill Watson, producer
Midnight, Me and the Moon © 2014 by Wayne Lewis is for demonstration of production values only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law. Requests to record this song will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.