Finally, it's here. Releasing my music to the world. I invite you all to listen to my first solo tune to ever be released... FIRST NIGHT. It's a song I wrote many many moons ago. In a different place and stage of my life. I recorded a demo of it with my friend Mike Ciccaglione on drums back in my old house in Christiana, DE. I had a barn that I finished the top floor to put my studio gear in. It was always hot as the devil's kitchen in the summer and barely warm in the winter with the help of space heaters. I wrote and recorded many a song in that barn. Most were just shelved. Some recorded works were of my bands at the time, Modern Exile and The Rising, as well as friend's bands for a little scratch.
Fast forward, probably ten years or so, FIRST NIGHT still wandered the halls of my brain. It still found its way into my afternoon front porch acoustic repertoire, and even making its way into the few solo performances I've done. I always did love the song. Just never felt it the right time to record and release it. But after the first recording session in Captured Sound... version 5... with Brett, Dustin, and Steve, we all felt it to be a strong contender for the EP. Maybe even the debut single. Dustin's killer bass line idea gave it a Motown feel. Brett matched his line giving it a sound the Four Tops would have dug. Steve's drum beat was solid and soulful taking it on a journey like a true maestro . The parts inspired me to add the caribbean guitar strumming. We did about three sessions till we got a take we liked. In fact the take that was used is, sans the vocals, all done live in one solid continuous take. Just as I was hoping we could do.