Photos From Make Music Pasadena


Make Music Pasadena Music Festival

The Physical Form of Our Music

We set sail on a tour through the desert west with our new album of songs. This is the first album we have made as husband & wife and it was recorded in a way that marks the beginning of a new approach for us in making music - we didn't try to make a perfect sounding record we tried to capture a moment of musicians (great friends) playing live in a space. It is an honest representation of our art. This is 10 Love Songs From Montecito. It was made to be held and hand delivered -This album will only be available in physical form. 

Views From The Studio

The making of this last album was a dream.  All the cogs seemed to fall into the right place. In a fortuitous twist of fate we met a gentleman musician a couple weeks prior to recording.  We chatted about music and told him about the album we were about to embark on.  We still don't quite understand this level of generosity but the man said he would like to help and offered up his own recording equipment with the only caveat that he wanted to see the gear used to make good music. 

So with this gear and a great band we set up in a friend's studio two blocks from our home in the foothills of Sierra Madre.  Our goal was to track live and capture great takes of a band playing together in a room. We shirked a lot of the modern convention in music-making and used the computer like a tape machine.  We ate a lot of great food and drank a lot of whiskey and we recorded a collection of songs that, if nothing else, will serve to bottle a beautiful moment and become our debut album as a duet - 10 Love Songs From Montecito. 

 Studio hound Banjo and "The Gear"
Miss Bridget on the harmonium

Zach sings

Derek being "spooky sparse" on the keys
Jon trying to perfect the chain sound

Neil on the bass guitar 

Billy worshipping mic pres   

Family dinner with the band at Loveless Motel Studio

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