East coast roots; midwest dwellings. I bring my vision of America and its people to songs rooted in classic folk structures, indie rock textures, and country ambience.
It starts with a story and a message.
I love many genres of music and pull from whichever suits the session. What matters most is that the narrative and message are clear, consistent, and poignant. I start with solid songwriting and then build arrangements, instrumentation, and personnel with a streamlined, cost-efficient, and focused process.
What I Do:
Piano & Keys
Some albums I’ve worked on:
West Taylor, West Taylor (tbd) Producer, Guitars Weston and I had collaborated on so many other records together that I felt it was time for him to present his own songs to the world. After encouraging him to get started, I used my production role to assign players, studio, and engineers. I also helped organize instrumentation and performed on his already beautifully-crafted songs.
Past Life View, Sean Marshall (2022) Songwriter, Producer, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums With limitations presented by COVID, I stripped down the personnel and ambitiously sought a more complex genre classification with an eclectic group of songs on my 3rd LP.
blah blah, Lightning Jar (2014) Songwriter, Singer, Guitar We did this 5-song EP as a live performance record, done in just one day at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ. All parts were done live, with the exception of vocal harmony overdubs. listen now
So Long Traveler, Lightning Jar (2012) Songwriter, Singer, Guitar, Organ, Piano My first studio album, my folk trio Lightning Jar was hired on speculation by a producer at Red Bank, NJ’s Retromedia Studios. This process, while long and meticulous, taught me everything I know about tracking live in a professional recording studio, and tested my musical abilities on multiple instruments. listen now: Spotify | Apple Music | bandcamp