Live from Boulder ...

Yesterday was busy for me at work as I continued on a critical project. But after I left work, things got so much better! I have been following a basement band almost since they started. I shoot pictures of them as they practice and even on the first gig in a local pub. That was cool, but there were not very many people there.  The band has been trying to get a demo cut of their music. Last night they worked on that demo. They actually started the night before, but finding the studio out in the middle of the country where there are no lights or addresses on houses made getting there impossible.  Well last night with some better directions, I made it to the recording session. It was fantastic to not only see the band recording, but I also got to capture it. I sort of had an idea how the process works. I only saw a music video being made but not a music demo recording. The process is similar. The instrument track was recorded first, then the lead singer sang the songs, followed by the back up singers. It was really cool, downright awesome! Watching the sound engineer piece all the tracks together was incredible. We were all listening to the tracks after recording and either the track had to be rerecorded in part or the engineer was able to pull out other pieces where things went perfect and paste the piece of music into the spot where everyone except me agreed that it was not so perfect. Everyone but me could hear spots that were not perfect. I have no idea what they were hearing, because to me, the vocals and the instruments were awesome! That's the music business.  I look forward to shooting more pictures of this band. They play traditional country music with a little bit of jazz in it. Sounds good to me. Since I grew up on the Johnny Cash kind of music, I love it.  Have a great Saturday!  

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Sounds like the small adventure you had getting there was worth the awesome experience.