As you may or may not know, I’ve been recording my inaugural EP over the past few weeks with a really swell guy named Brian Olive (Soledad Bros. Ex. Greenhornes, oh did I mention he won a freaking Grammy? Yeah… I saw it, hanging on his wall.)
Basically it is going really really well, so well in fact, I kind of wish I could be doing it all day, everyday. Brian is bringing a timeless class to the entire philosophy of recording, and for that you should really try to record with him once before you die.
Having said that, I’ve got to be honest. In the past I have sometimes recorded with a band, in a studio, even to tape, or I have recorded myself in my practice space. I have never ever recorded to tape by myself in the studio… It has been nerve-wracking, surprising, confounding and interesting, but none the less it has also been a blast, extremely satisfying and fulfilling a process.
I’m very anxious to hear the final mixes. I’m also anxious to start on the next EP. It can’t come soon enough. Until then, I’ll be touring to support this one. Check out the event list on my website royalhollandsongs.com to see where I’ll be stopping, and starting up again.
Until then stay royal.
This morning I leave for my first tour as Royal Holland. I’ll play two dates down in Nashville, one in Durham North Carolina and then probably busk in Asheville, NC on Thursday before I meet up with Kendall (one of my best friends in the world) to go to Moogfest on Thursday night.
This will be my first venture into the greater world as a solo artist and it feels like the possibilities are infinite right now. My eyes feel wide open and ready to absorb every detail along my path as if I were a map maker, drawing the new world.
It does feel as if I’m making a map, one that will lead me toward Royal Holland. The lines pulled between what I am and what I will become. The beginnings of a new career. The music made along the way.
I’m looking forward to being in your neck of the woods sometime soon. If you’re in the following towns come and see me this week. If not, keep an eye out this summer. I’ll be hitting the road again to promote the release of my first EP!