Hotel room sessions: Anne the series

Post-gig, late night film session in a San Diego hotel room recording guitar parts for Anne The Series: an Anne of Green Gables show coming to CBC/Netflix. Composed by Ari Posner and Amin Bhatia.  Other pop-up studio locations have included a cold wine cellar, a shared hotel room (with an understanding drummer), and a walk-in closet.

 

Recording with Shawna Caspi

I had the pleasure of working with folk songwriter Shawna Caspi with producer Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith) at the helm.  Shawna is a wonderful fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter. I recorded with Shawna on her 2012 release “Skyline”.

For this recording, I was covering quite a few fretted instruments : electric guitars, baritone, acoustic, mandolin, dobro, and tenor banjo.  It’s a really fun and rewarding discovery, as Shawna, Don, and I work together to layer the parts and come up with ideas.  We found some cool sound/instrument combinations such as a melody line played on electric guitar, tenor banjo (through amp), and mandolin.  I’ll have to remember that one.

Don has a vibey home studio and gets beautiful warm tones.  It’s a wonderful place to make a record.  Look out for Shawna’s album later this year.