Recording our new EP!

Beautiful views at Evergroove Studio
Beautiful views at Evergroove Studio

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve finished tracking 6 songs for a new Whiskey Treats EP. We’ve spent many an hour at Evergroove Studio (great experience with them BTW!).  The studio is up in the mountains outside of Evergreen, CO.  It’s hard to imagine a place more suited to recording music with distant roots in back-mountain tunes.  The studio runs off solar power, pretty cool.

View from the throne
View from the throne

Stu got to track his drums first.  Brad (the studio owner) was able to get a microphone setup that really captured his playing well.  The kick drum really punches you right in the chest! We were able to get all the drums done in just a few straight through takes.

 

The drum setup
The drum setup
Stu checking his work
Stu checking his work

 

Guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and bass all were tracked smoothly.  The whole thing has taken on a sound reminiscent of a rowdy dive bar with a cheap drink special.

This EP is really going to be something special, and we can’t wait for you to hear it.  We’ve never really been able to classify our music to a specific genre, but it’s fair to say that the songs on this EP range from a traditional bluegrass sound, to a mash-up of punk/bluegrass/folk/rock that is totally our own sound.

Banjo tracking
Banjo tracking

 

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We have a show coming up on Oct. 25th, it’s going to be a lot of fun with Billy Sidwell from Nashville.  Tell us that your coming on the Facebook event, it helps us book more and better shows when we can show how many people show up: http://www.facebook.com/events/542664122499828/

Heath killing the upright bass
Heath killing the upright bass

We haven’t set a release date for the EP yet.  There’s so much that still needs to be done.  If anyone wants to take a stab at CD artwork or would like to help out in other ways, please reach out!  We only have so many hours in the day, and we’d rather be playing music (of course).

 

Thanks everyone, see you at a show!