Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Johnny Henry

I just finished up an EP project with Johnny Henry.  Johnny is a talented buddy of mine from St. Louis and I think you're gonna love his voice and these songs.  I'm sitting at Independent Mastering as I type this while Eric is mastering these tracks.  They really sound great! The EP (as of now) will be titled "Now". The first single is a song called "Old Fashioned Girl".  This song is a fun modern country tune with a bit of a "down home" flavor. The title track, "Now", is a straight up pop-country smash! "So Much" is a super soulful love song "for all the ladies out there...!" The fun and bouncy track, "The Way It Is", is a plea to get back to the heart of our relationships.  And finally, "Waiting On The Rain" is a lush reminder to enjoy life amid all the stress of the world.
We recorded five songs over the past couple weeks at 16 Ton Studios here in Nashville.  Patrick Miller was lead engineer with Mike Esser assisting.  Of course 16 Ton intern Ryan Waniata was a huge help to us.  You'll find some usual suspects performing on the tracks like, Tim Horsley (drums), Steve King (keys & accordion), and Mike Daly (steel guitar & dobro). You'll also enjoy some newer names (well not new, but new to my productions) like Robbie Emerson (bass), JD Simo (guitar), Jimmy Herman (fiddle),  and Jaime Hanna (harmony vox). I'm also happy to have Carol Rabinowitz (cello), Conni Ellisor (violin), Catherine Umstead (violin), and Betsy Lamb (viola) grace this project from the Nashville Symphony.  And last, but not least, the amazing talents of Rachel Proctor (vocals) and Jason Mowery (fiddle & mandolin) gave us just the right magic fairy dust to perfect everything! :-)
Like I mentioned before, the EP is getting mastered as I type, so it may be a few days before they are available for download.  Stay tuned to Johnny's Digital Rodeo site (www.digitalrodeo.com/johnnyhenry) and his MySpace site (www.myspace.com/johnnyhenrymusic) for more information and best of all... THE MUSIC!!!
Hope you all enjoy it!