Jan 27, 2011
On January 2nd, the Silvercreek boys and I left for 22 Studios. Each one of us, burnt out from the holiday season, raced to the border with excitement & poise.
State College, Pennsylvania to be exact, is where my talented colleagues (Kenevan & Dan) and greatest of hosts (Kenevan & Dan) waited upon our arrival.
Former room-mates Jeff and I, made the trip together in my hot ride and got to catch up while blasting Zappa’s “Joe’s Garage, Act I&II respectively.”
Over the next 11 days, we would work day and night on what I predict is this group’s breakthough effort…
Needless to say, each member of the band; including newest member Blair Hogan on guitars/banjo/mando and rock, poured their passions into every take and ferociously side-kicked open a door to a gateway of bible-esque creativity and post teenage angst.
Leading up to the tracking, main songwriter Shawn and I, had a few writing sessions together and penned a couple of numbers including the so-evil “Dangerous Girl” as well as probable album closer “Princes of the Night.”
Not only has Shawn had a clear vision for this record, but he is also a true storyteller and is about to let us have a peek at his sadnesses, regrets & victories. You’ll be the judge..