Lots going on this summer at Mill Pond Music Studio, more reports to come, but I’ve just finished doing overdubs, mixing and mastering the latest recordings by Tennessee singer/songwriter Cathy Wilson, a perfect instance of New England/Nashville collaboration. A wonderful opportunity it was to re-assemble my cadre of Nashville celtic music cohorts, the team featured on the legendary (!) CMH Records Celtic Tribute series. Nashville’s godfather of Irish music, fiddler Bill Verdier, snapped this photo of Jeff Taylor, John Mock, Cathy Wilson and engineer Kyle Hershman at Studio 19 (who’s the old guy on the left?).
Listen to this! A quick demo session for the Honest Millie website yielded some grooving tracks:
Man-about-town Chris Vaughan is back at MPM Studio working on a new CD. Here’s one of the tracks from the collection in progress. Chris let me play all the instruments on this country-blues flavored outing. Too much fun!
Full disclosure: I know Mike Blair and Steve Carrigan well, having played many a gig and concert with them as a part of Portsmouth’s Maritime/Celtic Folk ensemble Great Bay Sailor. Great fun it was to blast through some of the songs we love on this new collection entitled O Chroi. Thanks, Mike for giving me free rein to do all the instrumental work. Beautiful singing, lads!