Singer, Songwriter slash Mom
Regular Posts Tagged ‘Victoria Williams’
4th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Momhood, Road Diaries Comments Off

I’ve been home from Austin for a couple of days and am doing a good job of not driving my family insane (“Omigod, it was so fun! I said this, and Mark said this, and then Andy made this joke about Spinal Tap and at night I went to this awesome restaurant, and saw this band, and…”)

What I have been talking about is how profoundly grateful I am to have found my way to Congress House, and how thrilled I am with how good the album is sounding and with the stellar collection of players and special guests. And, most of all, I’m telling how much I appreciate Mark Hallman. He’s putting his heart into my project (which I think is the only way he’s capable of working, since he has so much heart). Thank you, thank you.

So…here’s a list of the awesome folks who are making special appearances on the record: Perla Batalla, Julie Christensen, Sara Hickman, Eliza Gilkyson, Victoria Williams and Andrew Hardin. I don’t know when this album will come out – it depends on how soon I can get a publisher for the book and whether I end up releasing it on my own label (Precipitous Records) or try to make a deal with a smallish indie label. So stay tuned…

Love,
Rain


26th Aug 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Momhood, Road Diaries Comments Off

Here are a few of the lovely “Beautiful Tree” singers at the recording session in Ojai: Kim Maxwell (making her recording studio debut), Julie Christensen, and my grandmother Kae Herron. The other beautiful trees were JB White, Charlie Bosson, Patty Clarke and Victoria Williams. Jim Lashly contributed telepathically from Big Sur. It was fun and wacky, just as I wanted it to be.

I’m now back in Austin, getting ready to lay down some vocals. More soon.


2nd Aug 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts Comments Off

I’m so pleased that Ms. Victoria Williams is here and tomorrow we’ll record the back up vocals to a song called “Wild Child.” Yay! Also, she and some other lovely friends will be singing the chorus to the song “beautiful tree.” We’re doing these vocals in Ojai, and then on the 27th I go back to Austin to do the lead vocals at the Congress House.