Sometime during the fall of 2014, Steve of Kiss The Sky came up with a thought regarding the promotion of some Fox Valley area musicians that he knows and loves. The idea was to record an album of cover songs that could be sold here in the Fox Valley area, as a way of funding the project, and that would be “given away free” at other select independent record stores located around the country, as a way of promoting the musicians that perform, entertain and reside in our backyards.

Well, the holiday season quickly rolled into the Kiss The Sky camp and Steve’s thoughts and ideas regarding the project had to be put on hold … temporarily. However, as soon as the post-holiday dust settled, it was time to put thought into action.

On February 11, 2015, a group of about 25 musicians converged upon the friendly confines of Kiss The Sky and talked with Steve and Patrick Moynihan (the project’s engineer and co-producer) about the idea and a general road map was put together for the project.

Although we all know where we want to go, we are developing the itinerary for the trip … things are somewhat fluid as of now (February 2015) and we are sure that more stops and side trips will be added to the route as we head into the wild blue yonder of our journey.

As things stand, we are looking to begin recording the first of March and hope to have the recording part of the project completed by July 1, 2015.  We are looking towards February of 2016 for the record to be pressed and available for distribution.  About 20 songs have been suggested by the group of musicians that were involved in the initial discussions. And, Patrick and Steve have a tune or two that may get thrown into the mix as well.

So … stay tuned for more info and updates and samples and videos and all of that … this is going to be quite fun, for sure! Oh, by the way, the recording sessions are going to take place at Kiss The Sky and the sessions will be open to friends, family and loved ones.

Upcoming Recording Sessions …

March 8 … 6pm … John Papadolias … “Moondance” by Van Morrison
March 9 … 6pm … Jake Mack … “Love, Reign O’er Me” by The Who
March 10 … 7pm … Andrea Dawn … “Little Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs

 

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  • If anyone is interested, my good friend Dave Seagren has offered up his services as a steel drum player on anyone’s track. If any vocalists want to get really adventurous, Dave and I also have a full steel band available (Steel Crazy)

  • Looks like we’ve got the first series of recording sessions lined up and pretty much finalized … here’s what we’ve got cooking:

    Sunday, March 8 … John Papadolias and crew recording Van Morrison’s “Moondance”
    Monday, March 9 … Jake Mack and band recording The Who’s “Love, Reign Oe’r Me”
    Tuesday, March 10 … Andrea Dawn et al recording Sam The Sham’s “Little Red Riding Hood”

    Other’s slated to be involved in those recordings include Kevin Trudo, Chad Watson, Meg Papadolias, Lillian Lau, Pete Lindenmeyer, Mary Lou O’Brien, Greg Boerner, Noah Gabriel, Jim LeFager, Dave Bowers, The Pawnshop Horns, and others to be named later …

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