A short blogpost for a long day...
Today was our first day with the session players in the studio. We had an ambitious goal - to record 8 songs with full band tracks. We arrived early in the morning, with boxes of fresh donuts to fuel the musicians.
All four players played on our last two projects. It was an honour to start the day by thanking them for their talents, and to let them know that the CDs had received Covenant Award nominations.
What followed was a long day of laughing, joking, and hardcore musicianship. These guys walk in, yanking each other's chains and always trying to have the best comeback, but the moment the downbeat hits, it's all business. But you know, that joyful, generous, creative kind of musical business...
Tonight, we're exhausted and inspired. Today surpassed all our expectations. We knew it would be good, but as I wrote yesterday, putting your music into the hands of other musicians is the 'great unknown.' But now that we do know, I'm happy to say, it's pretty awesome.
I took a lot of photos, but they'll have to wait a day or two before I can go through them.
Back in the studio tomorrow!