I have a lot of backed up news from the time I’m been away from the blog. Last November I recorded The Honey Trees here at my studio in Springfield. Jacob and Becky came in with a very open mind and really wanted to collaborate on this album. I was able to take a lot of liberties as a producer, and they were very open to taking risks. This makes my job feel much less like work, and more like an inspired vacation. There is currently no release date for the album, but they should be announcing one soon. Here are some pictures from last November. By the way, has there every been a more beautiful couple??? The answer is no- no there hasn’t.
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Friends, it was an eventful weekend. I achieved one of my long time goals- playing music live with one of my favorite songwriters- Jon Foreman. Switchfoot was playing here in Springfield at the Gillioz last Friday, and before the show Jon asked me if I’d like to accompany him on the cello for the after-show show. We did four songs in the parking lot behind the Gillioz, to a crowd of people that hung around after the show. It was truly an honor! Of course I don’t play the cello in a live setting all that often, so I was a little terrified, but still had fun. I neglected to get ANY pictures of the performance, so if you were there and took pics, please email them to me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve been keeping something a secret for quite some time, but I think it’s safe to let you all in on this now. Jon is working on a new solo album, and I wrote some string/piano arrangements for two of the songs. Since he tweeted about this the other day, I figured it was safe to talk a little bit about it. I’m not exactly sure when this album is set to be released, but I’m so excited for you all to hear these two songs. Some of Jon’s best songs yet!
I’ve really been in a collaborative mood this year. I’ve put aside writing much of anything for myself so I could work with Stacy, and Jon among others. It’s just where I’m at right now. I’m working on filling up my fall schedule right now, so if you are interested in booking any studio time with me- long distance, or in Springfield, please let me know asap. After the fall, I’ll probably jump back into working on a new album of my own full time.
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I'm so excited to share with you the first album teaser for the new Sucré album! If you like it, please embed it on your blogs and Facebook. Thank you so much!