Here and Now was produced, engineered and mixed by Jean-Jacques (JJ) Schoch, at SchochWave Studios, Los Angeles; additional engineering by Ed Tree at The Treehouse, San Gabriel, Calif.
It features my band -- David Fry (guitars); Brian Mertens (bass); Fish Olmos (mandolin); and Robbie Wilson (percussion); and JJ (keys, guitar, bass, cello -- with guest performances by Ed Tree (guitars); Chad Watson (bass); David Raven (drums); and Matt Margucci (accordion, harmonica, trumpet).
The Regular Crew -- Ed Pausic, Susan T Bull and Houston Cloer -- collaborated with producer Brian Alan Patterson and me on this collection. It's got a touch of Western Swing, a bunch of straight-up country, a taste of the Caribbean, and groovy vocal arrangements that evoke the best in American pop across the years.
Pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, twin fiddles and ... jazz trumpet? Yep. Country, folk, lightly seasoned with jazz and blues. A little something for everyone, you might say. Produced by Brian Alan Patterson and Matt Margucci at Sonic Frontier Sound Studio, North Hollywood, CA.
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