You Come to Greet Me.
I hadn't met Adam (or any of those folks) before I (very timidly) emailed him back in November about the possibility of recording a few songs. A friend of mine had loaned me Norfolk's Dusk in Cold Parlors CD, which I listened to so many times and really loved the instrumentation and arrangements. It turned out to be such a good fit, both personally and musically. I cared about my voice and guitar parts coming across, but also get really excited about orchestration, strings and trumpet sounds.
tonight at Pix Patisserie-North (3901 N. Williams Ave., 282-6539) and Thursday night at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639)
Adam and I worked together really well. He's very laid back and we had a lot of fun building the songs. We laughed a lot, and drank a lot of coffee. More than anything, he really cared about my songs, and what I wanted them to sound like and respected my ideas and vision. He is really encouraging in that way, and it impacted me a lot. At the same time, he contributed a lot creatively, offered a lot of input (there's definitely a lot of Norfolk and Western in there).
The musicians that played (primarily Rachel Blumberg, Cory Gray and Peter Broderick—all of whom I met during recording) contributed SO MUCH to the feel of the album. Cory (piano, trumpet) and Peter (violin, banjo, saw) are now playing with me at live shows (when they are not touring with other bands). They are really amazing. I am so lucky to have them.
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