Monday, February 8, 2010

Recording recording recording

Hello! Just got back from the studio here in Montreal where I've been recording a song I co-wrote with a friend about his daughter Talula. It's fantastic. We finished it up today. Hopefully soon you'll get to hear it and see the behind the scenes of the recording and writing process.

I'm heading back down to Nashville on March 6th and will be finishing my new album over 13 days in the studio there with Brad Jones. I'm incredibly excited. I can't wait to finish it (but I wanna enjoy every moment while I'm making it).

I still want to raise money so that I can pay for the studio and musicians while I'm down there. My goal is to have $6500 in hand in a month's time. I know I can do it. I know because I know I have the support of you guys. So -- now is the time, if you haven't already, to help me finish this record. Every little donation will help. I want to thank again everyone who has donated so far (around 60 people).

Here's where you can donate:
http://www.mikeevin.com/dreamers

So far, we've narrowed the songs down to 12. But I'd like to tighten it up to a 10 song album. So it's gonna be tough. Here are the songs so far:

BOUND TO BE OKAY
DO YOU FEEL THE WORLD?
THE BACH FAMILY SING-A-LONG
REAL TIGHT
TAKIN' YOU WITH ME
SHUFFLEBOARD PRINCE
SEAGULL SPELL
THE MAGICAL TAPE
MIKE EVIN'S DREAM
SWEET EMMA'S GROUP
HIGHS AND LOWS
CORNER OF THE WORLD

Here's one of the newest songs I've written (last week). Still very much a work in progress:


Guys -- I can't wait to get out there and perform these songs (and my old songs) live for you all and a whole bunch of new people. It's gonna be fun - it always is. But especially now. I'm feeling more grounded than I've ever felt before in my life, and I know I'm gonna enjoy being on the road more than ever before.

I also can't wait to see a lot more of the world. I've been coming to this library here in Montreal on Cote-des-Neiges Street - it's called the Intercultural Library. Great world music collection. And the people here are from all over the world. It makes me excited every time I come here.

That's what a lot of my new songs are about. Excitement for the world and people and just all of this. Excitement about friendship and all of the phases of life.

Okay. I think you get the idea.... still making the album. Still need more money. Excited....

Oh yeah!!! One more thing...

I just found out that while I'm down in Nashville, a few days before I start recording, I'll be going into the studio with my friend Bill Davis to help record one of his songs.... and the studio we're recording in is .... RCA Studio B: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_Studio_B
That is way out!! I'm counting down the days.

Okay... now I'm really finished.

Love you guys and will see you soon enough.

Mike

1 comment:

jyearwood said...

It's super-wonder to see all this great music coming up from you, Mike!

There should be the same kind of fanfare for your nearing the finish line of this musical race-track as there are commotions going on around here in Vancouver for the Olympics.

I'm feeling pretty down about my own craft as of late -- your energy for your own art is inspirational though.

Best wishes -- and I hope to contribute as a dreamer soon. Just don't know how much. I'm poor, but I don't want to be a miser, what to do?

- justine