Just completed a fun project for a “smoky alcoholic blues” combo, the Jam Messengers. Their new CD, entitled “5 Kinds of Bad”, will be released shortly by Sour Moon Records, an indy label out of Bath, England. The tracks on the CD were recorded at various times and places, with recording equipment that ranged from live television sessions to iPhone field recordings. My job was to engineer the masters for the CD, making sure the final tracks would provide the needed kick, whether broadcast on the radio or streamed via the internet. It was a challenge to make the 16 extremely different-sounding recordings sound like they belonged together.
The Jam Messengers are about to embark on a tour of the East Coast this March. They are known for their raw spontaneity, which makes them an incredibly entertaining live act. If you’re in the vicinity, and up for a sweaty, messy, good time, I highly recommend it. A sample from the new CD is above.