We recorded live (including vocals) last week with a band made up of Ken Coomer (Wilco) on drums, Eric Heywood (Sun Volt, Jayhawks) on pedal steel, Jennifer Condos (Jackson Browne) on bass and Kirk Swan (Dumptruck,Steve Wynn) on Guitar. Sally Timms of the Mekons is coming in tomorrow to sing!!
This was my first recording session at the new Fireproof and I am happy to say that the drum sounds are huge... the concrete floor makes for some crazy low end and the high end is natural sounding. Everyone was real excited about recording to tape and at 15ips that tape sounds real good. Ander's new songs are fantastic and we recorded a bunch of tunes on my upright piano I just bought on craigslist.
It's really exciting for me to see the new studio in action and to know I am going to be making some great records here over the next couple years. Fireproof is rolling again and in a big enough place to do it in!!