Up to You to Benefit GameChanger Children's Charity
Billy has agreed to donate all royalties from this song from iTunes, Amazon and similar downloads, all streaming proceeds, and any other related online sales to GameChanger Children's Charity thru April 1st 2016.
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UP TO YOU - FRONT COVER
My original plan was to record "Up to You" as a "front porch" song - four guys in bib overalls on a porch - just an acoustic guitar, a slide guitar, an old time one-string bass and a washboard.
When I recorded my parts in Seattle, I played two guitars: I finger picked the whole song, and I strummed the song starting at the 2nd verse. So I was already drifting from my front porch plans.
When I got to Las Vegas and Enrique Corro added his guitars, first he added the slide guitar I envisioned. Then I asked if we could try dueling lead solos the way Joe Walsh and Don Felder do on "Hotel California"... and it worked. I kept it in.
Then he devised a muted low bassy riff that can best be described as resembling the guitar on "Every Breath You Take". It worked. I kept it.
Then he added one more electric guitar to fill any holes left by the other guitars. Since the plan called for no drums, the last thing he recorded was an acoustic rhythm to substitute for the drums.
Gene Sironen added the bass guitar, and a light brush on a snare to substitute for a washboard, which we couldn't find anywhere. And he also snuck in a 4th vocal harmony when I wasn't looking - LOL
After listening to the finished product, I decided it needed drums. So it's not a full production Nashville song, but it's also not the raw 4 instruments on a porch I originally wanted, but it works. It's a keeper. Hope you enjoy it.
Photo Credit: Angel Djambazov
UP TO YOU - BACK COVER
Of couse, "Up to You" wouldn't exist without the talent, help, and inspiration of a wonderful group of people:
LAS VEGAS STUDIO: GOLDEN SONG PRODUCTIONS
ELECTRIC GUITARS: ENRIQUE CORRO
BASS GUITAR, DRUMS & BACKUP VOCALS: GENE SIRONEN
PRODUCER: GENE SIRONEN
SEATTLE STUDIO: CLATTER&DIN
ACOUSTIC GUITARS: BILLY KAY
ENGINEER: MARCO MENDOZA
PRODUCER: ANGEL DJAMBAZOV
SPECIAL THANKS TO CONNIE WALLACE, LIZ POSTON & JESSE KNOBLACH
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