On Wednesday 25th May, I packed my bags and set off for Memphis, where I spent two weeks recording and mixing my new record at the legendary Memphis studio Sam Phillips Recording Service. I had the great pleasure of 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 2016, 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, and responsible for refurbishing Sun back to how it was in its heyday.
The album is now complete and can be pre-ordered via PledgeMusic. Everyone who pre-orders the album will be able to watch the videos I made day-by-day during the recording process, including behind-the-scenes footage of the sessions and interviews with the musicians.
You’ll be able to follow the process as I put the album together: editing videos; choosing track sequence and mastering the album; choosing photos and designing the sleeve etc. I hope you’ll come along for the ride…