Well, the last couple weeks have proven to be the craziest for me since I started Crankshaft back in '08! I started preparing to record my new album in a barn hayloft back in the early part of May, which took a ton of work. We cleaned out the entire room of excess building materials and cleaned up about four decades of pigeon crap off the floor, we built a stairway going up to the loft from the outside, and I wired the barn for lights and outlets. We also improved the structure so that it could support the all people that came out to be a part of the music video we filmed to promote the fact that we recorded an entire album in a hayloft! Between the 1st and the 5th of this month we finished recording all of the instrumentation tracks, and the drums, guitar, and upright bass were all tracked live too! I'll be recording vocal tracks on an old school RCA D77 ribbon microphone that Kare 11 is lending to me as soon as I have some spare time to do so. On Friday over 130 people attended the filming party! Almost everyone dressed up too and damn, there were some sharp-dressed folks in that barn! I have to throw out a special thanks to my Mom, Dad, Tom, and Rachel for their support at the event as well as during the recording process, I know I couldn't have done it without them! Also, a big thanks to Jason Langseth for letting me us his barn for this project! I'm planning on throwing a music video release party in August, and the same night I'll be releasing a Crankshaft Sampler CD that will include two of the songs from the new release! Wooo! This will be my new "Sold by donation" release, I'll be featuring two songs from each of my releases on it to bring with me to the International Blues Competition in Memphis. The sources I've found on the web tell me that this runs from January 29th to February 2nd, 2013, for those of you that have asked. Thanks for your support everyone, I hope to see you at a show soon! Cranky.
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