Me & Red
Until now, the idea of recording an all acoustic CD hasn't had much appeal to me. Well, not enough appeal to actually do one. The CD's I've done this far have all been full band, and full out slick production projects. All three are examples of what I hear when songs come to me. You know those 'little voices' inside. This time I wanted to take a ride down a different street. So, I asked myself a question. Do these songs all come to me in my sleep, and wake me up when they are all shiny and neat? There are other ways songs wake me up. They wake me as a thought. As a word that kind of sounds cool next to another word. Maybe it's a groove, or the way I saw two people look at each other on the subway. But how does all this tie together? It all ties together when the music shows up. The common thread is the music. An old friend in the form of a red Guild 6 string is always there to remind me that the bare bones music IS the constant. Bands, sounds, trends, and people come and go, but under it all there is a song. Under all that crap, there is a story. That's the song. So that's easy right? Just capture the energy of the performance, and boom, there's the song. Well, I don't actually know the number of times I've been asked what the best way to capture the energy of a performance is. What's the best way? I don't think there is just one way. Then I thought, at least half of all the shows I play every year are all acoustic! Do you think I'm overlooking something here............? Well Duuhhh! As everything continues to change This recording is an example, my interpretation of the bare bones music staying constant. This is me & red. Tommy Be sure to check out tommygrasso.com for lyrics, show dates, other releases, and all kinds of stuff about Tommy.