We’re back in the studio today mixing “Remember Me”. Chris first brought this tune to my attention on late night in Milwaukee. I had been home for the holidays and made my way out to the Jazz Estate for the music and the hang. They have a great Tuesday night lineup of old friends playing mostly improvised music.
Towards the end of the night, Chris began singing this song. I was blown away. I knew we had to share it through the musical eyes of the band. Featuring a string quintet, guitars and organ (as well as Chris and background vocals), it’s a little different take on the Willie Nelson standard.
A shout out to Meagan Gilliland who hopped in the vocal booth on the fly to record the background vocals with Chris. That’s one thing I love about having talented friends hang out while we record. You never know when inspiration will strike for a new sound.
Lastly, I can’t express enough what a pleasure it’s been to work with our our engineer and de facto co-producer Tomek Miernowski. It’s very refreshing to work with a guy who has great ears on top of being a great dude. He’s grown to be a large part of the music you’re hearing. If you’re ever in need of a great studio, give him a shout at Grand Street Recording.