This collection has been a long time coming for me. These particular songs are just a small window into all the music I've written over the years, but I am especially proud of these.
I cannot begin to describe how much I've gained from the process of finally getting these songs to this place: the writing process all the way through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages where I was helped out enormously by the wonderful Sean McCue. I can't thank him enough for his time and infectious energy, as well as the phone calls and long days in the studio spending time to get the sound exactly right. And of course a huge thank you to Nate Salman, whose pure magic went right into the first track, "Begin," which he recorded, produced, and played the drums, bass and piano on.
Also, nothing made me happier than having a track with my sister's voice on here in "Around and Around." I am so excited to create more music with her in the future.
I hope this EP is just the beginning.
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There will be physical CD's available for purchase in about a week, either through this site or through me. Feel free to contact me if you're interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
released May 1, 2013
Sean McCue: Album Production.
Mattie Shelton: Vocals on "Around and Around"
Nate Salman: Drums, bass, piano and production of "Begin"
Cover Art: Elena Shelton