An evening with Sue Herman’s singing group resulted in the recording of her new song “Psalm 84: To the Living God, How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place” in her signature Gospel and Piano genre. The names of group members: Zachary Goodwin, Kari Hasbrouck, Sue Herman and Bob McKenzie Sullivan
I found that working with this group on their new LP ‘Waste of Time’ was anything but. It’s difficult to put a finger on the exact genre of music this group creates, but I love the energy. Led by the primary songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, Kevin Pfefferle, Stoned Evergreen Travelers releases a free-flowing style of music that has been influenced by genres such as metal, rock, rockabilly, and even some blues.
Sean Backus has been hitting the studio here at South Sound Sound in preparation for his new official album “Laugh it Off” releasing May. This release is part of Delayed Time Music Group owned by Sean Backus and Chase Johnson who both will be featured on the album based out of Olympia, Washington. A true collaborative effort Sean has brought a number of different vocal artists in to be a part of this project. See more from his Facebook Page. His latest track Wondering (Why) with all vocal tracks recorded and produced here at the studio by Sean and myself (Jason), have a listen.
Olympia based country roots band Slim Pickens hit South sound sound last month. They decided to pick three tracks ( two covers and an original song) to record in one session. This would be used as demo material. Creating the sound for the piece included standup bass player and vocalist Thad Williams, Singer and guitar player Ana Wright, harmonica player Mike Burdorff and Matt Balder holding down the rhythm on drums. Because the angle of this project was to get the best possible sound, all tracks were recorded live as a group including vocals. The outcome was three fantastic, full songs that sound anything but slim. The session moved along quickly with the fun upbeat music and the group was a real treat to work with. I look forward to their upcoming EP later this summer. I’ve included a clip of their original track “Mary Lee” for you listen to. Visit their Facebook Page and check out their calendar for upcoming shows.