Good, exciting news from The Gourds. Late last year, Gourds management approached the legendary Bill Bentley about the idea of matching us with Levon Helm producer/guitarist, Larry Campbell. He and Vanguard Records liked the idea. So Bill set the ball in motion to make this pairing happen. Keith, Jimmy and I met with Larry and sound engineer, Justin Guip, backstage of Bass Concert Hall when Levon Helm's band came through Austin. It was just a matter of logistical hop scotch from that point on to get us all to land in the same window. Lo and behold, here we are finally with time booked in late March for The Gourds to record at that highly esteemed studio in Woodstock, NY, with Mr. Campbell at the Helm. The Gourds are all very happy to have the opportunity to make our next record for Vanguard Records in this way. It promises to be the highlight of our year, or of our career even. Whoooohoooo!!!
February 4, 2011