For some time now, my good friend Greg Cockerill has been writing and preparing songs for a new album as a follow-up to his first release, Summertime and Heartache. A couple weeks back in mid-May, we hit the studio in Toronto, ON and together with his brother Josh (guitars), Dan (drums), Scott (bass), myself (keys) and Stew (engineer), tracked some stellar original roots rock music. I’ll spare you all the details, but will say this: It was a blast. And I love 2 inch tape. And guitars with no pedals in the signal chain, save for an Echoplex and very sparse vintage RAT. And leslie cabinets and fancy mics that cost more than my car.
I couldn’t resist capturing the action as the week progressed. I should mention that most of the time, the studio was about as dimly lit as you can get without actually turning the dimmer switches off. This made photography somewhat tricky even with my 50mm F1.4 lens. Also, although it would have been easier, I deliberately avoided converting everything to B&W in post processing, opting instead to simulate cross-processed film.
Greg’s record should be out sometime in the summer.. stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy these images!