Today is the day that I will film 5 songs off of my new record, live, with the help of some of the best players I know. Along with my husband on the electric guitar, joining me will be Paper Route’s JT Daly and Josh Orr, Aaron Redfield, Brooke Waggoner, Timbre Cierpke (a singing harpist!) a group of people forming a 6 piece string section, as well as the famed mixing guru Shane D Wilson making us sound lovely and super videographer Michael Dalton making us look lovely.
Yesterday I sat on the flight from Denver to Nashville thinking, “How has this happened? How did I get so lucky? Is this real life?”
Well last night we rehearsed and I'll be honest, I am so proud and thrilled by the way it sounds (I mean come on, harp, piano, strings and sometimes dual drummers among other great stuff), that I am still wondering if this is really happening. Well, unless this is the longest dream I've ever had, then it is real life and a very wonderful one it is.
I am beyond thrilled to be able to capture these songs in a live setting, with all hands on deck trying to pull off the cornucopia of sounds that are found on my CD.
I will be keeping you posted on when the video’s will be finished and ready for your eye’s consumption, but until then would you pray I don’t forget my own words, forget what to do with my hands in front of a camera like Will Farell, and that the filming of these songs will capture the exhale of life that these songs were written from.