"King of the One Horse Town" is a tune I wrote a few years ago while living in Flagstaff, Arizona. I was thinking about how every little town has its local heroes who never manage to travel out across the wider world.

 

This recording was produced by Brud at Fremont Recording here in Portland, Oregon. Brud wanted to demo his new, old Otari MX5050 reel-to-reel tape machine. This was definitely old school, and I really enjoyed working this way. Brud has a fantastic vintage Neumann U47 microphone that we just moved around until it was in the right spot. We recorded straight to 1/2" tape with flat EQ. Brud dialed in a bit of reverb for atmosphere, and that's all she wrote. I think it came out very nicely.

 

I've been anxious to get going on a new record for some time. We had a couple of abandoned starts the past few years, but I'm confident that Fremont Recording is going to be a great place to work on at least some of the next project.

 

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