Cory Piatt, the talented young mandolinist with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, has recently completed a solo project. Entitled Daydreams, the album will be released this summer by Patuxent Music.
Piatt tells us that he has been working on finishing this record for nearly a year, with Patuxent’s Tom Mindte producing. Six of the eleven tracks are songs/tunes which Cory wrote or co-wrote, with the material leaning towards instrumentals, with four vocals.
He put together a strong rhythm section, with March Schatz on bass and Jake Stargel on guitar. Banjo is handled by Scott Vestal and Cory’s brother Owen, with Randy Kohrs and Gaven Largent on reso-guitar. Jim VanCleve and Bryan McDowell both contributed fiddle, with Bryan also playing some guitar.
For the vocals, Cory has solicited the help of some of the biggest names in bluegrass: Ronnie Bowman, Keith Garrett, Brandon Bostic and Darren Beachley. Should be a good’n.
Here are a few photos from the tracking sessions.