24 March 2022
Behind The Scenes of Badder to the Bone new blues-rock album for Eliza Neals

BEHIND THE SCENES Videos for “Badder to the Bone”

Behind the Scenes has become a part of my life as an recording artist. I know you the music lover wants to get closer to the action and I started video in the studio years ago. The atmosphere inside studios is always intimate, funny, stressful, joyous and many a feeling in between. Here’s my latest “BTS” videos each one with it’s own flavor in a different studio.  CLICK PHOTO for VIDEO…

BEHIND THE SCENES PART ONE Eliza Neals introduces “KING KONG” her latest rocker and is corrected by guitarist Lance Lopez giving the song its proper vibes… “Detroit Rock n Roll,” Yes! That is correct Lance thank you for the ripping guitar licks and fire on this one! Peter Keys also from Detroit had no idea that Eliza Neals was as well so they had a Detroit Motown moment before laying down the track. On drums Tim Grogan kills the beat, J. Bass Kott on bass also from Detroit is fire on the bottom end and Eliza playing the skeleton organ track leading the roadmap with her gritty vocals for cues.. Mike P lends a hand on production and Detroit rock n roll vibes. Bobby Holland engineers the big board SSL and “King Kong” is born!

Behind the Scenes Badder to the Bone Part 2

BEHIND THE SCENES PART TWO Here’s just a tiny bit of what happens to get a song produced in the studio. Eliza Neals is in the vocal recording booth and playing Rhodes on new song “Queen of the Nile” gets it’s first listen. “No Click” and one take to record “Queen of the Nile” Shout Out to Lance Lopez, Peter Keys, Tim Grogan, Jason Kott, Michael Puwal & Bobby Holland!

BEHIND THE SCENES PART THREE inside one of my favorite Metro Detroit analog studios “The Tempermill” in Ferndale MI. I’m recording with Detroit Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, guitar icon Mr. Billy ‘JC’ Davis who was good friends and early mentor with the one and only Jimi Hendrix. I had a moment so I asked Billy how he met Jimi and this is what he told me. I also asked about his one-of-a-kind guitar from off the coast of Africa. In between it all Thelma Stubbs the daughter of Four Tops legend Levi Stubbs stoped in to say hi to us and take a photo lol, in Detroit you never know who you will run into. Shout out to recording engineer Eric Maluchnik 🙂

BEHIND THE SCENES PART FOUR inside Pentavarit studios Nashville. Lance Lopez just finished playing a beautiful and exciting solo on “Can’t Find My Way Home” from my new album. His guitar caught everyone’s eye and we all had to ask about it, here’s the story of this Gibson custom shop guitar, “The Barton Creek Burst.” Now wait until you hear him play it on my blues-rock album…

Behind the Scenes Badder to the Bone Part 5BEHIND THE SCENES PART FIVE inside a favorite Metro Detroit analog studio “The Tempermill” in Ferndale MI. Here is music friend Skeeto Valdez who has performed all over the USA with his original blues-rock band “King Konga.”

Behind the Scenes Badder to the Bone Part 6

BEHIND THE SCENES PART SIX inside favorite Metro Detroit analog studio “The Tempermill” in Ferndale MI. Longtime music friend and sista in voice Kymberli Wright who has graced many a stage, even was nominated for a Grammy for her hometown band “Straight Ahead.” Kymberli recorded only on this one song “Heathen” on my forthcoming album “Badder to the Bone…”