So says the bridge of the song Welcome to the Picnic, as performed by my new band who’s logo you see ———————>
This is a new endeavor for me, and it’s pretty exciting as I have only been playing mandolin for a little while.
The band has had a successful first show at seminal Albany dive Valentine’s and has already recorded the first EP, tentatively titled Lightning in a Bottle which is available for download at our Reverb Nation page.
Recording with the mandolin was a new experience for me, as I had never recorded on an acoustic instrument prior to the session with the WTP. But, seemingly everything went without a hitch and in a brief two-hour session on the outskirts of Saratoga Springs, the band was able to lay down five tracks with the help of engineering guru and musical mad scientist Archie.
A second trip to the studio for some vocal overdubbing by guitarist Buford and bassist Fester and we were ready to put a bow on it.
More gigs to come, more moonshine to distill and more melees to instigate – but for now please become a fan of the band, or at least, have a listen to some new songs from the latest acoustic bluegrass punk hillbilly ensemble to hit the Christian contemporary charts.