#40 “Wilin'” at Wonka Sound

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Recorded & Mixed by Bob Nash at Wonka Sound, Lowell, MA
Guitar, Vocals, Song: Olivia Brownlee
Trombone: Tim Lewandowski

A Word on the Collaborators:
Qualities I admire and value in musicians include the ability to read music, improvise, dance, listen, and smile. Tim Lewandowski embodies all these and more, most often as a trombonist in the greater Boston/Camberville area. I asked him who he enjoys recording with and he pointed me toward a few folks, Bob Nash among them. Sure enough, Bob knows horns, and with a couple iso booths and a couple hours, we all walked out with a simple, delicious finished product, happy it worked out to collaborate.

 

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#39 “The Jester’s Lament” at The Soundwomb

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Recorded & Mixed by Danny Moynahan at The Soundwomb, Long Beach, CA
December, 2017
Guitar, Vocals, Song: Olivia Brownlee
Saw: Danny Moynahan

A Word on the Song:
Every artist needs a coming-of-age song. And every town needs its honest rendering in a songwriter’s canon, especially a hometown. I was born in LA, nor can it much deny me, but this does not a music career make. It’s a bear to pursue an arts career, you reunite with some of your most unpleasant qualities at some of the most inconvenient times with some of the most unwelcome company. These sorts of growth spurts are not singular to career pursuit, or being an artist, or Los Angeles…but they have reminded me that a person can come of age at any age. And if you’re very honest, you’re likely to grow and change no matter how old you get.

A Word on the Collaborator:
I think with playing musical saw comes a tendency to be a particularly kind sort of person. Danny is an accomplished and active saxophonist and purveyor of Celtic music, and happens to bend a saw for anyone who’ll listen. I was so grateful to make his acquaintance and record in his cozy sunroom.

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#38 “The Gospel According to Me” with Skip Heller and the Carnival of Soul

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Chaka Khan meets Dr Teeth & the Electric Mayhem in a tune that boldly makes a few suggestions on how to show up in the world.

Every now and again someone will approach me in person and request to be a part of the Songography project directly. After my good friend Skip Heller viewed a livestream of “Gospel,” he commented immediately Continue reading “#38 “The Gospel According to Me” with Skip Heller and the Carnival of Soul”