revisiting "The Lowdown"

[By Terry on 19/06/2020 with 0 Commments]

I'm getting a new edition of "The Lowdown" ready for making new CDs. I' traking some of the stuff out I was never happy with & putting some newer tracks. Listening to some of these songs brings back memories of where & when they were done. This being my oldest available record some of the tracks came over from the USA when I emigrated 20 years ago. They were part of a record I was supposed to finish but tranferring continents turned out to be complicated so it kinda slid to the back burner for a while. In reality it's a compilation of the best songs I could write over a long period on the move. First it was touring the States playing casinos mostly & then traveling around Europe until I finally settling in Germany, where I remain. It was recorded on four track machines in hotel rooms & cheap demo studios in Nashville. My deep love for reverb is much in evidence here & there.. Sorry about that. I'm getting better.

I'm getting the missing electric guitar tracks I need on 3 tracks next week. As ide for a vocal harmony I'll get when Freddie comes by that's it. All the tracks will need to be mixed & mastered, art work for the cover & probably stuff I don't know about that inevitably pops up but that's the easy part. It will all get done. Looking forward to this one being in the can.


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March madness

[By Terry on 27/02/2017 with 0 Commments]

There's a whole lot going on. I'll start with the best. I seem to finally have a very good band. Every one of them play better than I do and I am professional if simple. But I like simple. Any way they manage to let me concentrate on the vocal by supporting me so well. I don't have to carry it by myself. We have 3 part vocal harmonies, good groovy playing. We're rehearsing 3 to 4 times a week to get this right.

We have either 3 gigs in March here in Germany. The plan for April is to spend a lot of it playing in Romania. The tour is still in the air but is taking shape now. If you are in Romania and want to schedule something email me.

Romanians. I have been watching the news like everyone else on the planet. People demonstrating all over Romania filling the streets as far as the eye can see. Night after night in the cold. No one's getting hurt or killed as far as I am aware. You're doing this. Pushing back. It's your country. Don't let the fuckers win.

There's nothing more obnoxious than somebody who butts into other country's politics but at least I feel better now.

Updates about tour plans and gigs will appear here with shocking regularity. Bye.

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