Ok, here's two of the three tracks my uncle, my dad, and I had recorded the other weekend. Don't consider these anything more than rough demos, really (most of it was recorded without any of my gear, live in our living room, so there's some hiss/level/performance issues here and there that can't be fixed), but it was a lot of fun, so whatever.
"The Blues Come to Cedarsburg"
The story behind this song is outlined here, with the added detail that my uncle Roger was the one who was least impressed by my dad and uncle's musical musings, and he now lives in Cedarsburg. We figure this should be the album opener.
We recorded two acoustics (myself and my uncle) and vocals and keyboards (my dad) live in a single take, and then overdubbed bass (me) and an acoustic slide solo (me), as well as a couple tracks of handclaps (all three of us). This was all done at my parents' place with just a bunch of my mics, a mixing board, and the stock soundcard on my dad's computer, so the sound quality isn't as good as it could be.
The basic track here was my uncle on guitar (unaccompanied until the drums kick in) and vocal, me on acoustic, and my dad on keys. After that, I cut a bass track, an electric rhythm track, and a lead. Back at my place, I re-recorded my guitar solo and electric rhythm track, and added live drums. Bear with my less-than-perfect drumming, I've probably logged less than 10 hours behind a drum kit in my entire life, and most people in that boat know better than to try to record themselves.
Anyway, I took a couple pictures as well, which I'll try to add tonight, time permitting.
Both of these songs are by my uncle - we did one of my dads as well, but I'm out of hard drive space so I haven't been able to add drums yet.
Cool stuff Drew. The drumming isn't bad.
Just listening on the speakers at work (which aren't great) but it sounds like there is a lot going on in the second track. Maybe a bit too much instrumentation?