"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" - the first single from Gary's new album "Set You Free", went to #1 on the Country charts. Then the album debuted at #1 on both Billboard's Country albums chart and its all-genre Top 200 Albums chart. I produced/engineered/mixed 4 tracks on the album, including "Every Storm", with Gary. What a great way to begin 2013!
Can A Song Save Your Life?
I just got back from a very exciting 17 days in NYC, working at Electric Lady Studios (Jimi Hendrix's studio) on a movie called "Can A Song Save Your Life?". The movie stars Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green. I was there mixing songs sung by Keira and Adam for both the movie and the soundtrack album. I think Keira has a really unique, sweet quality to her voice - her singing in this movie will surprise a lot of people!
Look for the movie in 2013. It was written and directed by John Carney, who wrote and directed the great indy music film "Once".
I finished co-producing/engineering/mixing 5 songs with Gary, and mixing 4 others. And just found out that one of the songs I produced with him, "Every Storm Cloud", will be the first single! I think this is a great album for Gary and it was a blast working with him - on our 9th album together!
Reto Burrell/Swiss projects
Producer/artist Reto Burrell from Switzerland was in Nashville the past couple of weeks working on his own project and the project of another Swiss artist, Marco Gottardi. We had a fantastic time working together and became close friends in the process! I helped him organize a tracking session, a string section, and an acoustic folk session, all with top players. I definitely see us working together more in the future...
Feedback from a Brazilian client:
What can I say? Brilliant! You're brilliant! I love how it's sounding! The effects and balance are simply perfect! Congratulations on your great job! I'm very honored being able to work with you!
Thanks and many blessings,
Guitarist / Producer