Friends, it’s been too long…

We’ve had a fantastic summer! Shows, recording, writing, and so much more. If you’ve been there with us, thanks so much and we appreciate your support. If you’re just joining us, there’s a TON more coming up…

In late August, we made the drive to Davenport, Ia to record a Daytrotter session. It was such a fantastic time. The whole environment at Daytrotter studios is so conducive to recording a great product. From the time we arrived to the moment that we got to sit back and listen to what we had played, Ben and Mike could not have been more kind or more fun to hang with. See, it’s basically set up like a recording session…well, it is a recording session. It’s in a very pro-feeling studio with isolation rooms and the whole sh’bang. The main difference is that you’re recording directly to two tracks….left and right. There’s no overdubs, no “let’s do harmonies later”. You set up and play and sing your tunes live and that’s what the listener experiences. We’re extremely excited for everyone to hear what we came up with – especially since this session will be the debut recording of our new song, “Watch Your Speed”.

We also spent some time recording in Nashville this summer. Creative Workshop Studios. Heard of it? It’s literally feet from the famous “Blackbird Studios” and, undoubtedly, you’ve heard recordings that have come out of this small-ish space, which has set in it’s Berry Hill location since 1973. “The Gambler”? How about one of those tunes about Cheeseburgers or a Lost shaker of salt? Okay, maybe you like The Faces a little better? Yep, some of those tunes came out of this very building. We got together with our good friend and seasoned songwriter Reverend Justin Hylton to record some songs for a split 7″. Two of our’s and two of Reverend’s…with the ‘Traders backing Mr Hylton. We’re hoping to get this out for Black Friday Record Store day but it’s looking like it might be a little closer to Christmas.

Festival season has been good to us. The Huntington Music and Arts Festival, Kickin’ It On The Creek, Live On The Levee…all super wonderful experiences. Be sure to check out our SHOWS page to stay up-to-date with our schedule. Also,  don’t forget, we’re on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and pretty much anywhere you can buy or listen to music. Sharing is caring, folks! 😉

 

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