Hello Friends! We just got back from recording in Kalamazoo, MI!
The band and I spent 2 full days with Ian Gorman at La Luna Recording and Sound where we laid the foundation for Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful's yet-to-be-named 4th record. (Where is the 3rd record, you might ask? More on that later...) It was easily the most inspired, capable, and comfortable studio experience I've ever had! We were able to accomplish my best-case-scenario goal of getting 9 tracks recorded live, including vocals! To say that Ian is a master of his craft is really putting it lightly. I think the whole band felt the same way and the whole process felt organized and seamless. Matt, Carol, Jim, and Ryan were all on and performed like the pros that they are. I can't say enough about our time at La Luna and I can't wait to get back in there and finish these songs!
I also have to mention that the comfort I felt in the studio was due in no small part to the generosity of our friends Joyce and Tony who opened up their home to us while we were there. A haven for many an artist, their house is affectionately called Miss Muse for a reason. It is a quiet, peaceful, private setting to rejuvenate and gather inspiration in between shows or recording sessions. There are no words to adequately describe the space this place holds in my heart.
My gratitude is off the charts. A thing that will never get old: Writing songs and then sharing them with my band, and then recording them and sharing them with you. It is a dream come true. Over and over again.
Much love to you - more to come!
Here are some shots of our time in Kzoo!