Kelsey is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/ukulele picker from a small town in Mississippi. Shes been traveling in on weekends to make music with us at The Vault.
This summer we will be back in the studio recording more songs for her upcoming E.P. The project is being produced by our very own Joey Huffman, who is also playing B3/piano/wurlitzer; with drums and bass by Zach Wheeler, and Ryan Sellors. The project will also have some special guests including the legendary Peter Stroud... so stay tuned!
Here's a little preview...
Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/kelsey-collins-19
The Foxhollow project that began last year has evolved into an 11 song full length record. Come on out to the official release party, May 9th at Smith's Olde Bar. I'll be there playing guitar...
Here's one of my favorites from the record... recorded live with no click; just musicians making music.
Last year I was asked to engineer a record for Andy Buckner up at Echo Mountain in Asheville NC. We locked ourselves in for an 84 hour studio week and cranked out 12 songs.
Most of the record was done live, so I'd say it has the genuine southern rock vibe; tracked on the Neve 8068 console with every vintage microphone you can imagine. We brought it back to The Vault to do some guest overdubs and mix it. We had some pretty killer guests on this project including Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Rick Richards (The Georgia Satellites), Jason "Rowdy" Cope and "Cowboy" Eddie Long (Jamey Johnson), and our very own Joey Huffman (Hank Williams Jr.) who also produced the record.
Andy's self titled, debut record is out now, available on iTunes or at any of his numerous upcoming shows. Andy pulled over 1,500 people to his CD release show in Asheville last week... Things are happening with this guy so keep an eye out for him!
Here is my favorite song off of the record; Play Me One More featuring Rick Richards on slide guitar and Joey Huffman on piano.
Meet one of our favorite people, Kevin Dunbar...
In the past few months we have recorded and released two singles, "I Am Not A Hero (She Don't Mind)" and "Transport." From string arrangements to big rocking guitars, hes got it all... and we're not talking lame-ass synth strings; Kevin brings the real deal.
Check em out! (also available on iTunes!)
Kevin is currently seeking new artists to co-write and collaborate with. He has teamed up with our good friends at Oakey Agency and has launched a new website kevindunbarmusic.com. Oakey Agency filmed a segment here at the studio about Kevin's musical journey. It has been chosen by Atlanta Film Festival Filmmakers to be included in a showing at Plaza Atlanta on February 13th. (More info at homespunseries.com)
Recently did a song with one of my favorite dudes, JR Rund. Check it out!
....and go harass him on twitter and tell him to do a record @JRistheholdup
JR on acoustic guitar and all vocals, Zach Wheeler on drums, Phil Smith on bass, Joey Huffman on keys, Nathan Bedingfield on electric guitar, and I also played a little guitar to fill in the gaps.
In November I finished up a 5 song E.P. by Foxhollow; a new songwriting duo comprised of guitarist Joel Hoffman and singer Cody Marlowe. I played electric/slide guitar on it and we recruited Zach Wheeler on drums, and Joey Huffman on bass and keys. We put Joey to work on this one; pulling out B3, piano, and Wurlitzer.
The project has an Americana sort of vibe and I think it reflects the fall/winter season that it came out of. There are some money choruses on here so check it out!