Champs Live album available for preorder

Recorded live on the 6th March in the Jazz Cafe, Danny and the Champions of the World’s live album ‘Live Champs!’ is now available for pre-order here (release date is the 29th September).

Danny and the Champions of the World live album 'Champs Live'

Danny and the Champions of the World live album ‘Champs Live’

Reviews:

 

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/2014/DannyChamp2.html

http://www.americana-uk.com/cd-reviews/item/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-live-champs

http://www.nodepression.com/album-review/danny-champions-world-live-champs

http://paulkerr.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-live-champs-loose-music

http://threechordsandthetruthuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/danny-and-champions-of-world-live.html

http://circlekj.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-live-champs/

http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Review.aspx?id=9651

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New Lap Steel – Rickenbacker Model 59

I am very excited to have purchased a new lap steel on ebay. 1938 Rickenbacker Model 59.

Richenbacker Model 59

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291030796547?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

Fingers crossed the pickup is original, if it is it will sound like a beast..

I saw Larkin Poe this weekend at Maverick Festival and Megan the slide player was playing a variation of this model. Sounded brilliant..

Let’s hope I can sound half as good!

 

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Black*Scarr CD Available

Black*Scarr (aka Johnny Black and Emma Scarr) have just released their new CD ‘Middle Aged Love’ .  Rousing comical and emotional songs about real life, featuring yours truly on pedal steel guitar!.

CD Available here: http://www.18tilidie.com/shop.htm

 

Black*Scarr release new CD 'Middle Aged Love'

Black*Scarr release new CD ‘Middle Aged Love’

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First Sign of Champs New Live Album

This cropped up in my google alerts today, the first sign of the forthcoming Danny and the Champions of the World live album recorded at the Jazz Cafe in March this year..

 

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A bit of home recording

I’ve been collaborating with singer/songwriter Ell Phillips, who asked me to put some pedal steel on her recordings. This has meant I’ve had to get a bit better at the home recording process. I’ve got a Zoom R16 which is quite handy, although I wish I had a decent laptop. I borrowed some mics of my mate Dave (cheers Dave I got you a bottle of wine!) and I’ve got Cubase LE on my PC which allows to cut the tracks up a bit and do some EQ and effects.

I was hoping to get one good take, but I found the structure of Ell’s song to be pretty hard to learn. So I had to do a few takes and cobble them together in Cubase. This took ages cos all the takes were at slightly different levels and had different timbral characteristics.

Anyhow after lots of EQing, cutting and pasting, compressing and adjusting volume levels, this is how it came out…

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