"Sara Gee & Ramblin Matt with Friends Unplugged at Bop Street" is the name of our third Long Play after the public and critics very good reviews and success of our last album, "Ramblers Romance". This new piece of work was recorded entirely in one single take, totally unplugged and live during the broadcast of a Radio Show for two reasons, one being the dirty money (or better, the lack of it) that made us jump to the opportunity of capturing our music on tape.
But the most important it was to face the challenge of recording a session Old School style, with up to nine musicians playing together in a space not bigger than a closet and using only dynamic microphones to capture the sound, all of this in one hour of work just like in the old recordings of the BBC and so many other stations in the 40s, 50s and 60s that used to record the live sets of many artists playing live, some of them to be published years after to become classic records.
To help us to turn this dream into reality we had the pleasure of counting with some of the best musicians of the Blues and Rock n Roll scene of Valencia and with the same spirit of cooperation with other artists of town, we comissioned the painting and cover design to famed graphic artist, and also superb harmonica player Antonio Chumillas, "Tete Chumi" who did a fantastic job, full of personality.
All his work available in his Website:
Sound capture, microphone positioning, hat full of tricks and control by our very own George Martin, Vicente Artal, "Soni".
The album brings us ten songs, four new originals by Sara & Matt and covers of artists such as Lucinda Williams, Wayne Hancock, Ida Cox or Detroit Cobras and it was recorded live with no overdubs during the broadcast of the radio show "Bop Street", hosted by Alex Ruiz in El Regreso Radio. and we were joined by the following artists and tech guys:
Musicians: (The Band):
Sara Gee: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting.
Ramblin Matt: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Fender Telecaster DeLuxe 72,
Lap Bar Slide Dobro, Soingwriting and Arrangements.
Isi Rockin: Double Bass.
Javier Ortega: Snare Drum & Brushes.
Javier Tijuana: 1958 Fender Steel Guitar and Guitar.
David Cascantone: Guitar & Backing Vocals.
Lizzy Lee: Backing Vocals and Percussion.
Nuria La Cruz: Backing Vocals and Percussion.
Antonio Chumillas: Blues Harp y cover art design.
Vicente Artal, "Soni": Recording and Mastering. Only dynamic mikes werte used to capture the sound.
Alex Ruíz: Host and DJ.
Big thank you to Miguel of El Regreso Radio for once again opening the door of his station and putting his time and gear to make this record possible. Thanks for supporting musicians and upcoming bands.
Now the album available to listen and purchase (digital version) in our Bandcamp site.
What will we use your money for:
It will be spent in its totallity to pay the pressing, graphic art, handling and reproduction of 400 copiues of the CD plus the Verkami and Paypal comissions. We have saved over 1500€ of expenses in studio and mastering and producing costs recording the album in a live session during a Radio Show. It was captured all in one take, 100% live with no extra added overdubs. Just as we sound.
The payment can be made by card, using a secure server of Cataluña Caixa, they don´t store your data and only is used for this single transaction.
There is an option to pay using your existing Paypal account, just choose it in the options screen.
NO MONEY WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR CARDS UNTIL THE DAY THAT THE PROJECT ENDS, MAY 25, AND ONLY IF THE TOTAL GOAL OF FUNDING IS ACHIEVED
If you´d rather pay by cash deposit or transfer do it to the following bank account, name of Mateo Garcia Martin and we will pass it to the project to totalize towards the marked amount.
**Account in BMN for direct deposit or Online transfer:
IBAN: ES65 0487 0371 8090 0700 3698**
VERY IMPORTANT: Don´t forget to leave your address in a private message to our Facebook page (link below) or in the following email to proceed to the shipping of your reward
About the Rewards:
The goal is the manufacturing of 400 copies and the CD will be published with the Cover in 45 rpm Single size (18 x 36 cm open) with transparent sleeve, featuring Chumi´s artwork in both sides.
Everyone cooperating with the project will receive a reward according to the amount of their apportations.
Reward Delivery Schedule:
In less than two weeks of the end of the project The album is already recorded, produced and the artwork ready, just waiting the financing to take it to the printers.
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Free download of our last album "Ramblers Romance in our Bandcamp site:.