This release is two years in the making! I have written and composed several songs over the last 15 years and a few songs on (In November) are from that catalog. In the past I have worked with several musicians and Gregg Black on drums to get demos ready for production and changes. This release was a complete work of labor. It was recorded at Newbirth Studios in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The entire production was created with Cakewalk Sonar versions X1 X2 & X3. I would like to thank Cakewalk and Jimmy Landry for their support and friendship! It has made life easy engineering this album. This work was very personal to me, not only my first release as a solo artist, I Engineered, Produced, played every instrument and sang all vocals on the album. The title “S.A.B | In November” also has a very special and personal meaning of identity. The first part is not hard to figure out, basically the initials to my name and brand. My brother, two son’s and grandson also share the same initials. Strummer Abraham Blevins, was born November 8th 2013 and this album was named after him and dedicated to Strummer and my father McArthur Blevins. There were two other elements to this release. Nashville session drummer Peter Young, played all drums on the entire CD and was recorded in Studio 19 Nashville. He is an awesome musician and has shared the stage with many great artist over the years. Peter, was the perfect drummer for this project with his jazzy hooks he reminded me of Anton Fig of the David Letterman Band/ Ace Frehley. Peter did work with some of the old demos that Gregg Black played on and added his own style. I’m very happy with the result! Ty Tabor of King’s X mastered the CD at Alien Bean Studio’s in Katy, Texas. I’m very happy with Ty’s mix and will hopefully work with him again very soon. The Album was released today January 13th 2014 on my fathers birthday through Newbirth Records. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it! You can purchase “In November” here.
Peace Love & Happiness