May 6, 2013

Don't Go Away

Kenzie is recording three original songs.  Her favorite is called Don't Go Away.  It is an acoustic blues song.  She asked Grandpa Earl if he would help her record the guitars.  She plays one part and he plays a different part.  It has been a while since he was in the studio, so he was a little nervous but once he got there, it was like "riding a bike" - it all came back .... He may tell you a different story, but he's just being humble.  He did GREAT!!  

 That is one happy girl and one very proud Grandpa, right there!

 Kenz recording the music
 Kenz with Grandpa's reflection 
 Sorry this is fuzzy.... Grandpa recording his part.

Once they were done recording the guitars, Adam Kaiser helped add piano and base.  He just sat and played the song after hearing it just a handful times.... some people are just that talented!

Of course, Kyle was there to talk Kenz through the vocals.  He sure knows his stuff.  We would be lost without him.  We will forever be indebted to Kyle for all he has done.  

On a side note, Kyle made the comment to me the night before Kenzie's first day at the studio that "she would fall in love with music again after being in the studio".  She had a bit of a challenge her first night so I'll admit she didn't "fall in love" liked we hoped.  But today was a different story.... She LOVES this song!!  She loves everything about it.  It is her pride and joy right now.  She is finally feeling "the love"!!!

David had to leave so Adam mixed all the "takes" we chose and the first part of Don't Go Away was complete.  We will go back Wednesday to add harmony and the finishing touches.  

As a mom, it sure was fun being in the studio with my daughter and my dad.  Wish my mom was here to see all of this... I know, I know, "She knows" but it sure would be nice if she was sitting on the comfy black leather couch at Audio West with me - I'm just sayin...


Alyssa said...

I love that this experience is allowing you to have some special bonding time with Kenzie and that she is also able to share it with her grandpa. Such a fun memory for all of you.

Jeni said...

What a priceless experience to share with Grandpa!! And what a great mom you are to journal each step of the way for her in your awesome blog! I'm having so much fun following along!