Former Quicksilver vocalist Barry Scott is currently in the studio, along with his talented band Second Wind, completing a pair of recordings to be released later this year.
First out will be an all-Gospel album, self-produced by the band, which they will release in the late Spring of ’10. It will be a primarily a cappella, along with a few instrumentals, drawn from the wide repertoire of familiar hymns. They are recording at Thorngrove Studios in Nashville with mandolinist Matthew Munsey engineering.
Then in September, Rebel Records will have a secular album with 14 new songs taken from well-known songwriters like Pete Goble, Jaydon Johnson and Carl Jackson, plus several originals that Scott has composed.
Barry shared a few words about these new projects, and a few shots of the band in the studio.
“We are very excited about both of these CDs. Since In God’s Time was released, we have had so many requests to do an a cappella CD, and we just felt like this was the time. We are really focusing on our quartet singing with this one, and featuring Daniel Salyer, our newest band member, who is just an outstanding singer. Our approach with this CD has been to give the listener the experience of sitting in church on any given Sunday morning listening to wonderful gospel music and so the title of the CD will be Sunday Mornin’ Meetin’ Time.
The secular album, which will be released on Rebel Records in September, is something we are really excited about! We have gathered some great songs from really good writers and I will have a few songs on there that I have written. We started singing Stuck On You by Lionel Richie in our shows and the fans just started requesting it more and more. So we felt like it was a good choice to put on this album. And just like Vince Gill was a guest artist on In God’s Time, we will have one or two special guests on this project as well!”
Barry is also very pleased with the lineup he has with him, both in the studio and on the road. Along with Scott on bass and Munsey on mandolin, Second Wind consists of Daniel Salyer on guitar, Travis Houck on resonator guitar, and Zane Petty on banjo.
“I feel like the band is stronger than ever right now. We were so excited when In God’s Time received the Grammy nomination and it put a new life into us. When Daniel came into the band, it offered me the chance to get back to my comfort zone of playing bass and allowed me to focus more on singing lead and parts with the band, which I really enjoy. It allows us to come up with different vocal arrangements and really feature the vocal diversity of the band.
I feel like we offer a lot of variety in our shows now and we just can’t wait to get the new music in the hands of all the DJs and Fans.”
We’ll be sure to post more details about these two albums as their respective release dates draw near.