Craig + Joel’s IT’S A FREE COUNTRY

June 18, 2013

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recently i was lucky enough to be asked by my good friend Craig to do album art for his most recent CD.

Craig is an exemplary player, and such a fun/groovy new friend– he’s played solo whacko trumpet at two of my openings now (in fact, you can see/hear him in this film for my recent CottonCandy show!). this CD is all free jazz renditions of traditional country and western tunes. i saw Craig and Joel perform it just the other night and i have to say, it was pretty spectacular. i actually got choked up once, and laughed out loud once.

one noteworthy bit of trivia: on the very last track Craig created the effect of a chorus of people singing. he did this by recording his friends whenever they’d visit then layering the tracks. one day my kids Jake and Lily and i visited. lily refused to sing and instead laughed through jake and i singing! i thought, oh boy- we spoiled that one. but Craig ended up USING it and Lily’s laughing is so prominent! the very last thing on the whole CD is her exclaiming, “that’s CRAZY”. it’s so sweet!

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signed “It’s a Free Country” CD

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