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Last fall, I had a fit of insomnia. One night, after letting my mind reel for a few hours, I decided to do a little internet research. As a lifelong fan of Grammy award-winner Rodney Crowell, I wanted to find out who produced his last album, Tarpaper Sky. Turns out, it was a guy who lived only a few miles from me. Armed with a collection of songs that I considered my best, I took them to producer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Alicia Keys, Chris Thile), the owner of Brooklyn-based Mason Jar Music. Dan's approach and skills were perfectly in line with what I wanted: authentic instrumentation with minimal modern processing. The studio prides itself on "preserving analog principles in a digital age."
There, Chelsea No Evil came to life. Recorded in a span of 5 days, and backed by some of the finest musicians I have ever worked with, the EP is a time-capsule of emotions. Some heartbreak, some love. Some dark, some light. It will be released in April 24, 2015.
Personnel: Todd Caldwell (keyboards - Crosby, Stills, and Nash), Chris Anderson (bass - Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World), Jason Burger (drums - Tift Meritt, Rodney Crowell), with additional help from Carrie Welling, Jon Seale (Feist, Bela Fleck), and The Barnstorm.
Ok, here's the requisite bio info: I am a New York City-based musician raised in the South on a healthy dose of pedal steel and telecaster licks. For the past 7 years, I have played 150-200 gigs per year. I have been privileged to play gigs all over the country, from the Sunset Strip in LA to many of the large clubs in New York City and am thankful for all the support from my family and friends.