We want the core sound on the CD to be Gerald's guitar & our vocals, so we spent a few days laying down guitar tracks for all 11 songs.
Gerald and our producer, Denny Martin, writing charts for "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)"
"You Are" - written by Gerald for Allison to sing. On the left is the Nashville Number System chart for the band. On the right is the lyric with Allison's vocal markings.
Espresso break! Yes, we brought our espresso maker to Nashville. Are you really that surprised?
Putting the nylon string Taylor through the pedal for a cool sound on "There is a Voice."
Recording scratch vocals in the booth together. The scratch will guide the band, and we'll do the final vocals back in Toronto.
Recording "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)" on the Bourgeois acoustic.
After getting the guitar parts, we added the incredible musicians - bass, keys, electric guitar & percussion.
The view from inside the vocal booth.
"I Wanna Make Some Noise" in Nuendo. Are we surprised Allison's song is all pink?
Allison the note taker - keeping track of the songs and how they're recorded.
Denny at the helm. He really understood the songs and how to make them sound great.
A different from-the-vocal-booth view.
Gerald recording vocals for "Real Big Fan."
Jason Roller on electric guitar.
Allison living out her rock star dreams!
Steve Peffer on keyboards.
Allison and the world's cutest tambourine!
Matt McGee on bass.
Steve Holland on drums and percussion.
With Denny Martin.
With the musicians, at the end of a long, fantastic day.