Well, this is a taste of what I've been doing at my acoustic shows... a mixture of original songs with a few covers that seem to stay with me over time. It's a different beast than what I usually do, which involves a lot more instrumentation and experimentation (and a lot more people). Hopefully these acoustic tracks will find their way into those moments when you just want to hear someone singing their heart out over the sound of vibrating strings and wood. I've spent a lot of my life in that space, and wanted to share some of it here.
Thanks to Jon Rezin for making this project happen with me, to Juan Molina and David & Tammy Wood for their support, and to the musicians who put their love on the tracks. Thanks to my local Bahá'ís for the beautiful Gibson guitar on this recording... that was above and beyond!
Extra-special thanks go to my brother, sister, Mom, and the circle of close companions that have always pushed me forward. And finally to my beloved Katie, my queen, the one who makes it all worthwhile and is always at my side. And thank you, God!
released September 1, 2010
1. Unseen Hand (JB Eckl)
2. One Of These Days (JB Eckl, K.C. Porter, Carlos Santana)
3. Here Comes The Rain Again (A. Lennox, D. Stewart)
4. May This Be Love (Waterfall) (Jimi Hendrix)
5. New Creation (JB Eckl)
6. Summer Wind (Johnny Mercer, Henry Mayer, Hans Bradtke)
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals - JB Eckl
Drums & Percussion - Paul A. Gonzalez
Bass - Pancho Tomaselli
Wurlitzer Piano - Sebastian Arocha Morton
Additional Programming - JB Eckl
Produced by JB Eckl & Jon Rezin
Recorded & Mixed by Jon Rezin at Small Room Productions, LA
Mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound, NYC
Guitars recorded at ES Audio, Glendale
Additional recording at Eckl Park Studios, Topanga
Photographs by Bobby Aazami from OurFavoriteDay.com
Artwork By: Stephen Wilson
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