A few weeks ago, Eric and I drove to Woodstock, Virginia to do something we have wanted to do ever since we started dating. It was a Friday night after work, and we were tired. But the drive out of the District and into the Shenandoah Valley is a favorite of mine.
Eric’s mom and step-dad live in Woodstock. His step-dad (Jack) is a musician, and had offered long ago to do a home-recording session with Eric and me. We are no more than amateurs, but we both play instruments and love singing duets together. In college, I used to play my piano and sing at open mic nights, or at the Starbucks where a friend worked. When Eric was sixteen years old, he wowed the crowd at the pizza parlor where he washed dishes with his rendition of Free Bird.
In Jack’s studio, we spent almost the entire Saturday recording three songs. I can’t tell you how much fun it was. After we finished, Jack mastered the tracks and added the instrumentation (Eric only played the guitar during the initial recordings). When we received the finished tracks last week, we were thrilled with how they turned out. Jack did such a great job, and the final product was even better than what we had envisioned. That’s why you leave it to a pro, I guess.
Would you care to indulge us and listen to track number one? I will post the other two in separate posts. If you care to give it a little listen, this is one of our favorite sad songs: “I Still Miss Someone”, by Johnny Cash.