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Instrumental Tracks… check!!

I recorded the baritone ukulele tracks with Steve Rachid last night.  Done, done and done! And though I was pretty nervous going in, because I don’t feel like I’m the greatest instrumentalist in the world, Steve, as I expected, was kind, gentle, encouraging and full of excellent guidance.

My trepidation going in reminds me how important it is to just take the leap and take the risks, and trust that, even when the confidence isn’t there, if we “just show up,” then lovely things can result.

And the end result here is a ukulele track that is clean and vibrant, that breathes a rich groove into the song.  It just feels sooooo good.

So… this is the end of the story of the instrumental parts.  Next week we’re scheduled to record my vocals, and soon after we’ll record my daughter, Hannah, singing back-up vocals.

Oh… I can feel it coming together! So close!!

And now… violin and clarinet join the recording!!!

Yesterday, Alex Koffman and Don Jacobs from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band spent a couple of hours with me and Steve Rachid in the studio.  What did they do?  Nothing much… they just recorded some of the sweetest, loveliest violin and clarinet parts EVER!!!  Whatever magic I imagined they would do was so incredibly naive – they created so much more than that.  I am eternally grateful!!!

I can really hear this song coming together.  The “only” things left to record are my baritone ukulele parts, my vocals, and the vocals of my amazing daughter, Hannah!!!