Here’s the finished song. Never thought my travel would divert into an obsessive cross-country recording project, but it’s been the most fun of the whole trip! Merry Christmas everyone!!!
It was such a simple plan… hey, let’s try recording in a studio to learn how it’s done and what I sound like… and heck why not put out a little Christmas song just for fun. Maybe get a couple local guys to play along. Well it kinda snowballed into a full ensemble piece, far flung recording sessions, and a photo shoot with my ace photographer daughter Elizabeth for cover art.
Hope you enjoy. Good night and a very Merry Christmas to all!!
Merry Christmas from the Family
written by: Robert Earl Keen
Walt Buehring: vocals, mandolin
Kory Quinn: guitar
Paul Brainard: pedal steel
Bob Soper: fiddle
Lewi Longmire: bass
Ji Tanzer: drums
Background vocals: all the above, Chrissi Mistica,
and anyone hanging around the studio
Photography: Elizabeth Buehring,
Pure Plush Photography, Las Vegas NV
Kendra Lynn, Jackpot! Studio, Portland OR
Ryan Ray, Digial Insight, Las Vegas NV
Gregg Tauriello, Sweet 16 Studio, Sedona AZ