Brad Cox and I have just released “Return to the Manor“, our new Grayson Manor E.P.! It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and other digital music retailers. Two old-school hard rock tunes and one massive power ballad. We made this E.P. because these types of songs inspired us (and still do), and we felt like somebody in 2014 has to do them properly! I used my Kemper Profiling Amp to track all of the electric guitars. I’ve had it since last summer and love working with it, both live and in the studio.
Produced / Engineered / Mixed by Brad Cox at Black Paw Studios
1. Shake Me (Cox)
2. I’m Still Here (Cox)
3. Bye Bye to Love (Cox/Valley)
Brad Cox – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keys, percussion
Pat Valley – electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
Rodney Beaubouef – drums
Jeff Box – keys on track 2
Joe Lee – drums on track 2
Eddie Smith – backing vocals
Jen Ledbetter – backing vocals on tracks 2 and 3
Ken Lanyon – backing vocals on track 2, additional engineering on track 2
Glenn Schick – mastering
Don Hillsman II – artwork
Casey Sheehan – additional graphic design
Yo! No more worrying about struggling to write super-long posts a couple of times each year since Twitter is so much easier and cuts out the incessant rambling that I enjoy falling into. I’ll keep this top post updated with whatever seems interesting at the moment.
This past year’s had me playing a ton of shows with GGG and WGTB, including casinos, weddings, and corporate events for Microsoft and Google; traveling to Ohio, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Washington (state), Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, N & S Carolina, Louisiana (…rinse and repeat); and of course, shows in Georgia, including some favorite ATL venues of mine: Buckhead Theatre, The Tabernacle, and Centennial Olympic Park. Working with Camp Jam and the Ultimate Rock & Roll Experience supporting Little Kids Rock took me to the Dominican Republic twice and Mexico four times, and introduced me to a whole bunch of great people. Songs For Kids Foundation put me in front of so many amazing kids in hospitals and special needs camps. During all of this, I’ve been working on new original music with some friends and am ridiculously excited to wrap it up over the next few months, as well as engineering and producing songs for other young artists. Plenty more to come in 2013! Stay tuned for updates and thanks for stopping by.