Whew! We’ve been going non-stop for the past month, and finally we can see the light at the end of that hard working tunnel… we finished a month of amazing recording sessions at Ameripolitan Studios with Cris Burns (Asleep at the Wheel) at the helm and Ruby and Jorge co-producing for the first time ever. Guest artists on various songs include Tony Rogers on cello, James Anderson on violin, Jim Trimmier on sax, Dave Leroi Biller on laptop steel, and the inimitable Earl Poole Ball on piano (yes, Johnny Cash’s piano player!). We are really looking forward to sharing this album with y’all.
Now we’re shopping the record around to a handful of top notch record companies- folks we’ve been talking with over the past year about the release- so now they’re listening to the songs and will decide if they want to pick us up and release the record. Cross your fingers!
Meanwhile, this week, we spent many hours in the studio mixing the album, as well as starting to rehearse with our new drummer Mike Smith y’all! And putting more work into the two tours we’ll be doing later this year: Australia in July and August, and Europe in September and October. AND playing a bunch of shows for the Lonestar Roundup here in Austin. Love seeing all our old friends come out of the woodwork for these shows!
So, come on out to a Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers show to see and hear what we’re up to these days- to all our dancer friends out there- We think you’ll be very happy with the new songs 🙂 we look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon!