JEFF: I’m very tired but happy. Yesterday I wrapped an intensive two week recording session with Katy Dröge-Macdonald and Steve Macdonald. Katy and Steve are now performing as Twotonic. We’ve completed all their vocal and guitar parts for “Rowan and Storm”, their album of cover songs. Since they came from Germany to record, we were under a bit of time pressure to get everything done, which concerned me a little, but as it turned out, we finished with a day and a half to spare.
Working with Steve and Katy was a real pleasure. They both have warm, distinctive voices, that blend together amazingly well. I had done quite a lot of pre-production on most of the songs, so they had a foundation to perform to, and once we got into the swing of it, it went very smoothly. It was a little bit of an adjustment for them to get used to playing with a “band”, but by the end of our first session, they really had it down. I will be adding tracks from a few other people before I mix it. Quite honestly, it already sounds fairly polished. I think anyone who has ever been a fan of Steve or Katy (or is a fan of good folk/rock music) will want to get a copy when it’s available.
MAYA: And I’m missing them already and looking forward to putting a few harmony tracks here and there. My fave cut on the album: Saint Peter’s Bones and Cousin Jack.