Tuesday, January 29, 2013

road trip: Nashville

It's almost 8am on Tuesday Jan 29 ...was at Direct Image recording studio yesterday w/producer Kenny Royster working on the new Christian CD.   Will be working on vocals for the rest of the week from 10am til 10pm or later daily (until Kenny's ears give out!).  Next week we will have the tedious job of mixing, matching, EQing, mastering before it goes to production and ultimately your ears!
The drive to Nashville Sunday was beautiful - through swamp, farm land, mountain sides covered in frozen water falls, rural towns, cities...we live in an amazing country...I'm staying just outside of Nashville and will have time next week to visit w/friends...sorta of a working vacation w/o the pool side drinks :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

OBX Wedding EXPO

It's that time again...this is the annual Outer Banks Wedding Expo Weekend.  Today from 10am-3pm I'll be at the Saltaire House in Duck, then 5pm mass at Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk and then at Argyles in Kitty Hawk from 7-9pm w/guest violinist Beth Argiro.   If you are thinking of tying the knot or already have a date planned, this is the event to come to...the vendor hall opens this morning from 11am -2pm and then tomorrow Sunday 10am-4pm with give-a-ways and over 200 vendors showing their best products available for your special date.   It's at the First Flight Middle & High schools in Kill Devil Hills - see OBWA.com for more info and my web site www.kimkalman.com for more details

back home....

home from the adventures of High Point Immaculate Heart of Mary Church ...great evening spent with a wonderful community celebrating mass w/Fr Joe and the choir lead by Mary ...good eats before and after the show (thank you Hospitality crew) with a nice turn out of folks for the concert...good energy! Thank you Meg Kemmery for the invitation to be a member of your faith community!
From there I drove to Nashville to start recording the new Christian CD with a hopeful release date of April 1.  Great to be with my producer Kenny Royster and all the new studio toys (Studio Toys R Us Nashville) and musicians: Dug Grieves - acoustic guitar, Dave Francis - bass, Wayne Killius - percussion, Jon Conley - electric guitar, Dennis Wage - keyboards and David Davidson - violin and viola.   It's sounding great already and we've just got the instrumental tracks!  Back in the studio Jan 28 - Feb 8!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Can't think of a better way to start the new year than to be ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! Heading west to High Point NC Saturday Jan 12 for a 7pm concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 4145 Johnson St...I'll also be adding some music to the 5:30pm mass at the church before the show.
Call Megan at 717-421-9129 for more info.
After the show, I'll continue heading west to start a new Christian CD w/Kenny Royster at Direct Image Studio in Nashville, TN.  We'll spend 2 days tracking (instrumental tracks) and I'll come home in time for the Outer Banks Wedding Association annual EXPO on Jan 19 & 20...and will head back to Nashville Jan 27 to do the rest of the project (lead vocals, back-up vocals, mixing and mastering)...look for a release in the spring!