Greeting us in the driveway that overcast morning was studio owner and legendary sound engineer Mitch Easter. Although our band The Vanguard (shown in this awkward and ill-advised promo shot) was more comfortable on a live stage, we were downright ecstatic to commit some of our new tunes to tape with Mitch at the controls. And the result was super cool, at least to our ears.
It's true we didn't end up with a record deal and live happily ever after as rock stars. But I'll always cherish the recordings and memories we made over those heady 24 hours inside Mitch's lair. It was a project we poured every ounce of our energy and creativity into and which stands as a defining moment in our young lives.
Everlasting thanks to Mitch Easter and much love to my extraordinarily gifted bandmates Mike Chamis, Jon Heames and the late, great Clark Huneycutt.
Hear the songs we recorded that day on SoundCloud.