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John Fabke & The Lonesome Aces - 2016 Session

We recently had John Fabke & The Lonesome Aces in the studio finishing up their EP release for 2016. We adhered to the same recording principles that we had used last year when we worked with them which was to record the band live, all in one room. No headphones, click tracks, overdubs, or any other studio sorcery were implemented in the capturing of their performances. We used a decca tree of great microphones to capture the sound of the band and the room and it was up to the musicians to blend themselves dynamically with each other and by moving around the microphones. The result is a total immersion of the quintessential raw acoustic band sound that we often lose in the studio by isolating each instrument. Obviously John Fabke had an amazing group of guys accompanying him on this project such as Shad Cobb & Brian Christanson on Fiddles (Shad even played Viola), David Talbot on Banjo, Sterling Abernathy on Mandolin, Todd Cook on Bass & John Fabke on Guitar. They were able to cut 7 songs in 4 hours! Be on the lookout for this great EP later on in 2016. In the meantime, swing over to John Fabke's website to see what all he is doing! www.johnfabkemusic.com

The First Session with John Fabke & The Lonesome Aces - 2015

The First Session with John Fabke & The Lonesome Aces - 2015