Category Archives: Recording Studio

Sun Came Up

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This was recorded with the band in practice last month, and I overdubbed extra instrument tracks later. I wrote this one a long time ago when I was struggling with some things that could never be resolved, but I always felt better in the morning if the sun came up.   

Another Funked Up Warm Up

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Warming up for our rehearsal a couple of weeks ago with some Funky guitar riffs. My Telecaster is panned hard left and John’s Les Paul is panned hard right for some tonal contrast. I’m playing through a special edition Fender Blues Jr. and John is using a vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb. I love his last […]

Willin’

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We had our first rehearsal of the year last weekend and it was the first time we have all played together in a few months. As always, it was a blast and I am again reminded of how lucky I am to play with these guys! We worked on a few songs, including one of […]

(Musical) Year in Review

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Another year gone by and I wound up with a whopping 8 blog posts for 2013, breaking my yearly average of 3. I released my first official CD, Always Come Home (Someday) in April. Being able to do a six song demo project with the support of some amazingly talented friends and family in a […]

Clap Hands

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One thing I love about Tom Waits is his ability to write a song that becomes both a short story or novella lurking in your mind, while at the same time creating stunning visuals with rhythmic yarns that are often open-ended and prime for a variety of interpretation, depending on who is listening. Tom crafts […]

Dancing on the Edge of Time

Back in the 90s, I went back to college at UAB and earned my degree. Prior to that, and all during my quest for higher learning,  I held a wide variety of jobs, none of which I was any good at or liked much. For years I found every reason under the sun not to […]

The New CD is Here!

About 30 years ago I started writing and recording original music on cheap cassette decks and boom boxes, and over the years my home studio has expanded with space and technology into a pretty nice setup capable of making recordings for practice and reference, but these recordings always maintained the amateur stamp and were never […]

Merry Christmas From the Ledbetters

Another year has come and gone and all is well in the Ledbetter Family.  I’m happy to bring you some homemade Christmas Music from our house again this year along with a brand new website. This year is a treat as my beautiful wife, Beverly offers her angelic voice to the mix, along with a […]