Ride This Train

Inspired by seeing Willie, Mike went home from the concert and wrote this tune. Friday night Mike played the tune for me and we recorded the acoustic rhythm and vocals. Then Mike said, “hey, it’s just like Good Hearted Woman”. Off to iTunes to find Good Hearted Woman. How many versions of Good Hearted Woman do you […]

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Warm Rain

Long lazy summer days give way to evening thunder showers on the prairies where I live. One such day I laid down this rhythm track with my Telecaster through my Swart AST. The rich tremolo effect on this amp inspired me. I left the track for several weeks while I prepared for another gig. I had […]

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Les is More

I’ve been doing so much tracking for this country project I thought I might break out a little. I found this heavy drum loop and right away knew it would do. I threw down the rhythm guitar track just fooling around. Its not perfect but I liked the intensity of it. Inspired by word that […]

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’71

I’ve just finished mixing this song. Mike brought this tune in and I knew it would be fun. This is just a good old twang fest. On this tune the Telecaster through the Swart Atomic Space Tone amp is pitted against a Fralin Blues Special equiped Stratocaster into the Fuchs TDS. The open room sounds […]

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Alone Under The Stars

Over the last month I’ve been working with Mike Blair on some Country tunes for his band Mike Blair and Rafter B. Check out his website at www.rafterb.net. I’ve enjoyed our initial sessions. Mike has given me the go ahead to share samples of the tunes we record. This first one is Alone Under The Stars. […]

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