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Making a Record with Damien Jurado!

(Pic of Damien and me on the 2nd day!)I've kept this news in my hat for a while now because Damien Jurado is blowing up (though to many of us he's always been HUGE) and I was terrified he was going to call me up and say "Bob Dylan is taking me on tour and I can't produce your record after all," but THANKS BE, the scheduling fates have aligned and we were able to start recording together this week (YAYAYAYAYAY!)! We are now just 4 1/2 days in to the process and it's already been a magical experience - for everyone involved. Damien is a wonderfully supportive, strong, and creative force in the studio, and I am growing immensely as an artist working with him. Songs are evolving, fears/insecurities are falling away, and I am becoming increasingly more and more excited about this collection of songs.

I'm so grateful.

I absolutely cannot WAIT to share the love and magic with you all! Here are a few shoddy iPhone pics from our time at Columbia City Theater this week. More pals are coming in next week to lend their respective talents to the project so stay tuned for news and updates!

(Me on my guitar/vocal recording perch!)

(The fabulous Ben Obee - aka "The Commander" - layin' down sick bass lines!)

(The brilliant and lovable Faustine Hudson tracking drums and looking *shockingly* like the Mona Lisa!)

(The fearless and talented Jacob James came in and SLAYED the piano on songs he hardly knew - it was insane!)

(Eric Howk, guitar maestro & Gary Mula, engineer extraordinaire - two GEMS of humanity!)

(The guitar slayers, Eric Howk and Ragan Crowe - aka "Howk & Crowe" - admiring their small arsenal of guitars and gear)

(Columbia City Theater, our recording home all week. What a beaute!)

-- Earl