FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/19/2022
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“Ragtop Car” New Music Release August 19
My new single “Ragtop Car” is a laidback funky homage to car cruising.
Official Release: August 19, 2022
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My latest single “Ragtop Car” is a laidback funky homage to car cruising. The beat follows the footsteps of a street musician playing to an audience of pedestrians, passing vehicles, and street traffic. He daydreams out loud about cruising through the night with his baby in his decked-out convertible.
About this song
Ragtop Car is the last of a series of songs recorded in the spring of 2022 in a studio-live setting with minimal overdubs. We played the song two times back to back. The extended take was the second take where we stretched our legs a bit and explored some ideas while jamming the song out. Our normal tracking workflow leaves the drums & bass untouched, then we sparingly overdub the rest to achieve a sound true to our live performances. No click tracks were used, no quantization, just a legendary local drummer, Mike Hunt whom I played with years ago in another band. Local San Diego musician and engineer, Mike Butler takes care of the mixing and mastering.
The featured musicians are also among my closest lifelong friends.
It is a gift to be able to record and perform with such talented people.
Mike Pritchard on Keyboards
Dan Greenbaum on Bass
Mike Hunt on Drums
Mixed & Mastered by Mike Butler
Mark (The Ram) ODonnell on Guitar & Vocals