Welcome to the October edition of the Cow Newsletter. I know these are getting a bit more random than our old monthly newsletters so we apologize to those who wait around with baited breath to get these. We've been extremely busy lately as I'm sure those of you who have been scheduling have found out. We're getting bands in as fast and furious as we can so rest assured we're booking you a soon as we can. But, word to the wise, book as soon as you can so we can get you in (especially weekends since we're already booking into December).
It's probably way too early
to start talking about "the Holidays", but since stores already
have Christmas items out I'll hop on the bandwagon and talk about what
a great idea getting Cow
Bucks gift certificates
would be. We have gift certficates available in $40 denominations that
all your loving friends and family can buy for your next recording projects.
It's the gift that keeps on giving!
WHOS in the RECORDING STUDIO
T-Naz de la Sierra has been
working diligently with tracking their latest album. T-Naz plays Duranguense
which they describe as Mexican country music. They have four or five
keyboards going at one time covering tuba, brass, saxophone, violin,
accordian, synth sounds and more. Along with keyboards they have someone
playing the drum kit, playing the tambora and drum pad and a singer.
The group plays nationally and is known to play several gigs in a day. The
main members are Juan Carlos (vocals) and Guillermo Gonzales (manager,
keyboards, backup vocals). You can check out www.t-naz.com for
more info on the band and to brush up on your Spanish skillz.
(The band that) Never Whas made it back into the studio to record another group of songs in addition to a handful they recorded in the spring. Never Whas plays heavy, dirty rock with a little bit of blues and punk thrown in. Their influences range from Type O Negative to Bruce Cockburn to Winger to Dean Martin...so just picture that. They play a killer cover of Runaway but offset it with their original songs such as Death by Bubblegum. Members of the band are Mike Rubicz (vocals and guitar), Rik Rubicz (drums), Nick Rubicz (guitar) and Roy (bass). Find out more at www.myspace.com/neverwhas667
Solo artist Joon Park came back to The Cow to record another song of his. Joon plays guitar and sings his songs and then leaves the rest of the arrangement up to us. His songs are an extremely catchy, pop rock ordeal usually with both acoustic and electric guitar to get the standard rock format. We're currently working on the arrangements of his latest song and I'm sure you'll hear it on the podcast when it's out.
First time songwriter Sarah Rose came to The Cow to have us help her arrange and record three songs. Sarah's singing is a mix of R&B ballad and current heavy rock. The three songs range from a Fall Out Boy to a John Mayer/Sara Bareielles feel so she definitely has a wide range. Keep your ears open for Sarah Rose as I'm sure you'll hear more of her (especially listen for our next podcast which will most likely include Sarah).
Two guys Chris Pluska and Tommy have come in to jam and write some songs in the studio (I like to call it the Pluska Project though "poker face" Tommy has equal stake in the songs). They came in without any plans just to see what would happen when writing in a studio environment. So far they've laid down skeletons for five songs and really worked on a sixth song. They brought in local session drummer Tom Reber who played some killer drum parts for the two to work off of. Both Chris and Tommy play guitar, keys and accordian, yes accordian (they bring along three different accordians to choose from). The project is in it's early stages so we're excited to find out where it's all going to lead.
Scott Osantowski is working on a music video he's hoping to release online this Christmas. Scott has come in to record keyboards and vocals for his song "Santa's Whispers." The Cow will take his parts and make a full arrangement including piano, strings and percussion. The song is a very touching Christmas song that really incorporates the Christmas spirit. He plans to start shooting video very soon and to have it all released by the holidays.
Our favorite Kansas City musician Gary Landess made an appearance at The Cow this past month. Gary worked on a bunch of music and laid down drums, guitar and vocals most recently. You can hear one of his latest songs on this month's podcast. Gary will be spending a lot of time with us in November so you will get to hear more of him again soon. Check out www.garylandess.com to see and hear more from Gary.
Mike Mihalo is making his usual rounds recording at The Cow. He has
racked up over 50 songs with us so far and has no plans of slowing down
anytime soon. Like several other recent solo artists, Mike comes to us
with a melody and lyrics and counts on us to create the rest of the arrangements.
He is making a full catalog for himself and preparing to take over the
For more information on any
of these artists, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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