Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the fifth installment of her studio diary. A talented songwriter, Becky also tours and records with Darin & Brooke Aldridge on fiddle and clawhammer banjo.
March 7, 2014
After a month-long hiatus due to sickness, snow, Mojo being stranded in Montana with Sam Bush, and me and Romy doing shows with the Aldridges in NC and beyond, we finally reconvened for a fiddle, vocal, and stragedizing session. It was a Friday, but it felt like a Monday so I’ve been off ever since.
Well, I’ve always been a little bit “off”…
I finally got to sing Didn’t Die, our token murder ballad. Yeah!! It’s a mean little booger. Mojo put in some calls to set up harmony vox sessions on several songs. Excited to tell you who’s joining us in the weeks to come.
Mojo also called Buddy Miller, who graciously loaned us an acoustic baritone guitar to add another layer of funk to Didn’t Die.
Got some good eats at the Star Café in Goodlettsville…it wasn’t Monday, it was Friday so they were open! It was all quite yummy and the star-shaped biscuits were an extra nice touch.
Then it was back to the studio to cut some fiddle on Home before heading home to get ready for a large weekend. Romy had a first year photo shoot Saturday morning followed by a surprise 80 and 1st birthday party for her and Grampa Haley.
End of day five. Yes, we’re still alive!