Fiddle Guitar Vocal duo the Summer Januaries– Sean Michael Robinson and Rachel Erin Robinson

Bring the Music In: Days 1-3 of Recording for the Summer Januaries 1st Full Length Original Album

After a year of travelling all over the world, writing songs, and playing music, we are so happy to be recording our first full length original album! We feel very fortunate to be joined by some of our favorite Seattle musicians and to have the help and support of friends and family in so many different ways.

We’ve launched a Kickstarter to help support the project.

We spent the first three days recording basic tracks with Dave Bush (drums) and Ben Fox (bass).  I’ve gotten to know Dave as we’ve played together in Golden Tree Story for the past couple of years.  The three of us started playing together when Sean and I returned to Seattle this spring,  and have enjoyed playing a  few gigs as a trio this summer.  We met Ben a few weeks ago at a show we played at Conor Byrne with the Resonant Rogues.  We were both blown away by his playing, and agreed to ask him to be a part of the project as well.

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 Making notes during rehearsal for recording “Stephanie’s Daughter”

Tim Franklin, who is producing/engineering these sessions, flew in last week from Pennsylvania to work with us in rehearsal and do pre-production for the recording.  This week he has been doing everything from setting up mics, to trouble-shooting sounds, to suggesting lyrical changes.  He also brought and is sharing his new AeroPress coffee maker, which makes amazingly strong and delicious coffee. We couldn’t imagine embarking on this recording project without him.

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