The road ahead and the road behind...

Hello Hello - We hope that summer finds you well in your little corner of the world.  

We've returned from our tour through the Desert West where we shared new tunes with wonderful people. We performed in bars, homes, art spaces and barns. We drove our tightly packed car through desolate red rock canyons and high deserts of Utah and Arizona.  Life slowed down on tour- we were thankful to have a moment to rack focus on our time in this beautiful country away from the buzzing of the city.

Upon our return to the vortex of Los Angeles we found ourselves with the opportunity to perform and help curate a stage at the Make Music Pasadena Music Festival.  Embarking on these sorts of endeavors has the potential of dealing a crushing blow to your moral - mostly because you're trying to hedge your artsy vision against the reality of little-to-no resource. HOWEVER, this event was a huge win. It was Mana from heaven. We had an amazing team of support and most of our favorite LA-based bands joined the lineup. Furthermore, we got some accolades from a prominent LA music blog.

SO what's next??

We are going to continue touring.  We'll be traveling up to NorCal and the Pacific Northwest in August & September.Again, we're looking for folks who dig our tunes to help us host home concerts.  If you're interested or know anybody in the cities listed below please shoot us an email or click any of the open dates below and help us book this.

Yours Truly,  

Zach + Bridget

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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