Recording

Red HenryWell, as you can guess, "Recording" is 'way too big a subject to be covered in just one day's blog. But I wanted to mention that our friend Wes Thacker, a fine singer-songwriter from Virginia, has just released his new CD, "Vault of My Old Memories". The disc features a lot of good original material along with some bluegrass standards, and some friends and I helped Wes record it.

We recorded in a small studio not far from Winchester, and it was a good experience. I played the fiddle and a bit of mandolin; David McLaughlin played most of the mandolin and all the banjo; and Marshall Wilborn supplied the bass. Wes had already put down most of the basic tracks before we got there, so all we needed to do was to record own instrumental tracks, which only took a couple of sessions.

It helps, in a recording session or a live band, if the people like each other. So this was an ideal session in that regard, and I could give Marshall and Cousin David some trouble as we sent along, to help keep things on a live, light note. We got a lot of the tracks down in just one or two tries, so Wes's music sounds fresh and lively.

Interested in the CD? You can contact Wes at  wesandt@aol.com .

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About Red Henry

Began playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and banjo in 1967-69. I married Murphy in 1974. We led the Red & Murphy bluegrass band, playing professionally, from 1975-87. Since then I've handled the technical side of Murphy Method cassette, videotape, and DVD production. When you call I usually answer the phone, and I'm normally the one who sends out the orders.

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  1. lturk58

    This is truly a small world. I have known Wes since I was a kid growing up in Springfield. We all went to school together and it has been awhile since “the group” of us original Springfield locals from the 50’s and 60’s have been together. But I just found Wes on Facebook and reconnected. Then he tells me about his CD and I see your name. Come to find out he has played with you and Murphy and Dalton. Could not believe it.

    Wes is a great person and I am so glad to hear he is doing so well in music. I can’t wait for him to play here in Winchester. I know that two of his old friends, my sister Ellen and I will certainly be there.

    Just ordered his CD and so looking forward to receivng it. You keep good company Red 🙂

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