I’m cleaning up my obligations for the Liberty Bell project. I’ve written, performed, recorded the song ‘The Ballad of the Jubilee Bell’, but still needed an instrumental version for potential sing-alongs. So, my friend Gar Davison came by to help me out, playing the guitar version through my headphones and my playing mandolin to the cut. Hopefully, I can merge the two into a nice version of the song.
What’s cool about all this…. I was offered an opportunity to write a song for the Liberty Bell Museum. I did, and I presented it, and I recorded it, and now it will be available to LV 3rd grade students as part of their history lessons on LV history.
The session was cool. I had gotten up at 6:30 am to play along on mandolin with the CD of the guitar part, worked it out and headed back to bed. I got up and worked some more, found some interesting details. When we finally got down to recording the piece, I nailed it on the first take, and that was the one we kept.
….another notch on the ole belt….