Mixes are done!

New album mixes are finished! next up is Mastering!

Update! The mixes are complete! The songs are all done being masterfully mixed by wizard mixing engineer, Julian Dreyer. Many thanks to him, and of course, all of you that contributed to this album project! We are now ready for Mastering to be done expertly by Adam Matza at Magic Ears Mastering . That will put us over the finish line with the music portion of the record.

Next will be the album art/graphics and CD/Vinyl manufacturing.  Downloads/Streaming and CDs should be ready by December. Vinyl should be March of 2023. Exact dates will be announced closer to time of release.

We are still raising money for the creation of this wonderful album if you would like to contribute or share the link with your friends!

https://gofund.me/d4e3762c

We are very excited to share the finished album with you!

Western Carolina Writers Showcase

at the grey eagle, asheville, NC

Stephen Evans played at the Western Carolina Writers showcase with 8 other singer-songwriters from the WNC area.  It was a beautiful night of 3 rounds of an in-the-round style show.  Pictured is the first round:  Katie Leigh, Stephen Evans, and Ashley Heath!  The show also featured Jake Burns, Christina Chandler, Ciaran McMeeken, JP Jangles, Kathryn O'Shea, and Hannah Kaminer!  (Photo by Jon Edwards)

gofundme added to record new album "buzz of bees"

Hello all! 

https://gofund.me/a47260d8

Stephen Evans here. The True Grits, and I are raising money to record, mix, master, and release our new album, which will be called "Buzz of Bees." This will be our 3rd album release, but this one is extra special because we are doing it all in a real professional studio in Asheville, NC called Side House Records to make this record sound as great as possible.

We have everything recorded!  All we have left is mixing, mastering and manufacturing.   Anyone who contributes $10 or more, will receive a download of the new album, and other merchandise like past albums and T-shirts in relation to the amount of their support if they want. No contribution is too small or large. :) Everyone who contributes and lets us know their name will get credit on the album notes! 

A little information about the album: This will be an 11-song album we are aiming to release by December of 2022.  The True Grits consist of my friends: Brian Shoemaker on bass/lead acoustic guitar/backing vocals, Woodstock on mandolin, and Sam Hess on drums. Guest musicians are more friends: Katie Leigh on violin, Aaron Price on Keyboards, and Derrick Johnson on trombone.  Engineering and mixing will be done by Julian Dreyer.  Mastering will be done by Adam Matza of Magic Ears Mastering .

Thank you in advance to all that contribute!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!     https://gofund.me/a47260d8

Stephen

Recording is finished! mixing and mastering is next!

Brian Shoemaker was excellent with backing vocal tracks!

Brian Shoemaker joined me and Julian Dreyer in the studio at Side House Records to complete his backing vocal tracks and some small touch ups on my lead vocals. Shoemaker did an excellent job!! And now all we have is mixing and mastering, and then we work on getting it out to you!

Thanks again EVERYONE! The Beehive has come through in such a huge way! Thank you!!!

Keyboards & trombone session complete!

Recording Session #4 is finished

All I can say folks is WOW!

Aaron Price on keyboards and Derrick Johnson of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band on trombone created some magic for the songs they recorded with us. Holy moly! I cannot wait for y'all to hear what they and everyone else has done for this album. My pics of them aren't good, but the music sounds incredible. So keyboards and trombone are complete and all we have left is harmony vocals and some lead vocal touch ups (recording June 19th), and the recording part is done! Then on to mixing, mastering and manufacturing. Yes!! I can't wait! All thanks to The Beehive!

RECORDING SESSION #3 IS DONE!

Lead vocals, violin, and rhythm guitar are in the can!

What a day Sunday was!!

A mega-productive day at Side House Records!

Sound engineer extraordinaire, Julian Dreyer, and I got the day started by finishing up my guitar parts on 5 songs. Then I finally added my lead vocals to the mix of all 11 songs! It felt so good to get all of those tracks down!

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