When we went into studio in August, we had no idea that it would turn into nine weeks of intense focus, unbridled creativity, hard work, and more fun that we thought possible! We've shared photos and updates as we've gone along, but now that we're home for a few days, we thought it would be fun to compile a series of Road Journals chronicling the events of the past few months as we prepare for our biggest year yet.
We worked with the incredibly talented Dan Hannon of Eldest Only Productions and Recordings on five brand new songs and two acoustic covers we made our own, lived in his basement, and got more excited about sharing what we've been working on every day. We got to meet and work with some pretty awesome folks, too, and are SO BLESSED to have been given this opportunity.
The studio was absolutely gorgeous, so we took the opportunity to have a few impromptu photo shoots in the early mornings.
We were introduced to some INSANELY talented musicians who played on our tracks, bringing some mad skills and a lot of humor to the late nights. We were lucky enough to meet Patrick, Jeff, and TJ in studio and hang out with them, as well as the brilliant Sam Tesh, who never seems to leave a room without making it a little brighter.
We wouldn't dare write a blog about our time at Dan's without mentioning his dog, Buckley, who let us into his family for a few weeks. He was one big bundle of love and fur who truly thought he was a lapdog. He kind of was, in some way, we guess!
We had an off day here and there, so we took full advantage of them, making quick trips to Tallulah Gorge, the Georgia Aquarium for Beau's 18th birthday, and Eddie's Attic to see Macy Todd, Rick Brantley, and Paul McDonald absolutely rock the stage.
Since we can't seem to stay off the road for very long, we returned from Atlanta only to pack up and turn around to go to Nashville! Keep your eyes peeled; we'll be posting the first Nashville Road Journal soon! Remember to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for the mailing list at www.BEAUandLUCI.tv so you'll be the first to know about new releases, exciting updates, and special giveaways.
Lots of love,
B + L