On Wednesday 25th May, I packed my bags and set off for Memphis, where I’ll be recording my new record at the legendary Memphis studio Sam Phillips Recording Service. I’ll be working with grammy-Award winning producer and engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price), with a cast of Memphis music royalty as my backing band.
My first visit to Memphis was back in February, where I met up with Matt to talk in detail about the songs and production ideas. Matt showed me around Sam Phillips Recording Service, and also took me on a tour around Sun Studios, where he was head engineer for many years.
I’m setting up the pre-order campaign with PledgeMusic now so that you have the opportunity to follow me as I make the album. Each day, exclusively via PledgeMusic, I’ll be posting a short video of what’s been happening in the studio. I’ll include behind-the-scenes footage of the sessions, chats with the musicians, the Memphis cityscape and iconic places, and much, much more!
And after the recording is complete, you’ll be able to follow me as I choose mixes, edit videos, have the album mastered, design the sleeve and get everything ready for the release. I’m really excited, and more than a little nervous, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride…