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Contrary Cocktail

Moderne Shellac, 2015

Contrary Cocktail

A hypnotic blend of rhythms, landscapes, tones, colors, styles and moods, with melodies leading the way to certain places that only songs without words can go.

-- Pieta Brown, 2015

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Hi all,

It's been a long, tough and mixed up winter for everyone.  The weather forecast for Nashville today and tomorrow reads like this:  "46 degrees now, up to 76 this afternoon.  Clouds and winds increase, rain late tonight.  Only 53 degrees tomorrow, below freezing tomorrow night."  A little something for everybody, the only thing missing is a tornado or two.

I'm in Los Angeles for a recording project as I peck this out and you'd never know it was winter here, up in the 70s and 80s every day, bright, sunny and beautiful.  

Just before coming west I recorded a new album for Ashley Monroe with Vince Gill in the producer's chair.  Her first album that we'd done was released last year to high acclaim and we all had a great week making this latest one.... lots of good music, food and loads of laughs.  It's always a pleasure and honour spending some time with Vince at his studio.

My own new record is marching along although marching may be a little ambitious, more like ambling.  I have three things completed and heading into the studio as soon as I get back to Nashville to put another in the can and add to the others.

The calendar says spring's almost here... we'll see.

Richard