Day 1: The Band - Left To Right: Rankin Peters, Andy Bradley, Tyson Sheth, Wayne Turner, Rusty Gear, Brian Thomas
Artist Songwriter Rusty Gear (Connecticut) retained world renowned recording engineer Andy Bradley (Texas) to produce new original songs at Wire Road Studios with class A session musicians. The goal: record two new original numbers with blues vocalist sax player Evelyn Rubio, including “Don’t Forget to Pack Your Blues”, a punchy up tempo blues song written by Rusty for the occasion.
The two day recording session included eight of America’s top musicians, including Paul English (piano), Rankin Peters (bass), Tyson Sheth (drums), Wayne Turner (lead guitar), Brian Thomas (Dobro), Thomas Hulten (Trombone), Brian Perez (Sax), and Ken Easton (Trumpet). The result was an incredible set of recordings that are now moving to mastering. While in Houston Rusty was invited to join Tom Tranchilla (KPFT’s Songwriter’s Studio show host) for an in-depth interview on songwriting and live performances. Additionally, Rusty performed a new original duet with Evelyn at Houston’s premiere listening room The Mucky Duck. Rusty shares, “I just cannot say enough about my trip to Houston.
Working with Evelyn could not have been better—what a marvelous voice and she killed it on sax. The band was aces, I mean top shelf and Andy Bradley, well they don’t come any better. Being on Tom’s show ranks right up there and then there was the three song performance at The Mucky Duck. I was sitting with John in Houston and Mary Minter of CMA Of Texas. I believe these new songs are some of my best to date and my experiences in Houston were a muse that augmented the recording session.” After finishing his sessions in Houston, Rusty traveled to Nashville to cut four new songs with producer Brad Hill. Look for the release of his new music starting in January.
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