The Singles Series: “Sutures Loose [acoustic demo]“

ringer t-shirt tee. blue sky, wings, Saranac

Transparent recording process reveals all. Turning on to Ryan Adams hit me like a thunder bolt. In admiration of how prolific an artist he is, and how wonderfully nonchalant nearly all his work tends to be, I wrote this one as quickly and decisively as possible. No second guessing, or thinking too much about what […]

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The Singles Series: “In The Back Of A Taxi” – Demo

tugboat taxi boat harbor cruise ship anchor up

Transparent recording process reveals all. On June 18, 2009, Linus of Hollywood, the producer of my Parador album, is house sitting at some Hollywood Hills chalet, and is writing songs for his next album. He’s been producing albums for a ton of other artists and is now wanting to make music suited for his muse. […]

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The Singles Series: “Invisible” – Slide Guitar, Mellotron, New Drums

Brass slide on Guild guitar neck with mid-60's Gibson 125 on the floor.

Transparent recording process reveals all. After years of not playing the slide guitar, “Invisible” beckons to shake off the rust. It’s something I love to do, having learned how in the 90’s, playing along to “Love In Vain” on The Rolling Stones‘ “Let It Bleed”, and J. B. Hutto & Lightning Hopkins records. It got […]

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The Singles Series: “Invisible” – Tracking Bass

John Fields plays bass in a recording studio to a new song called "Invisible" by Willie Wisely

Transparent recording process reveals all. Originally I’d shown up at John Field’s studio to talk him through my drum vision for “Invisible”, a new song by Cliff Hillis & myself. Instead, John picked up his trusty Harmony bass, and got to work laying it down. Without any thought or discussion we kept last week’s rough […]

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