Recording update

I have been in the studio recording some new songs. I’ve started with “Lucky” and “Sycamore”. I will release them digitally and, eventually, I will release a 4-5 song EP. I’m recording at Cedar Fever Studios just outside of Austin, TX. It’s located on a farm and has the best energy. Guitarist extraordinaire Daniel David is co-producing with me, as well as playing guitar and bass. The great Kevin hall is playing some of the best drum tracks I’ve heard and I am singing lead and background vocals. Rich Maus is also doing a great job engineering the project. Plus, we’ve have Keyboardist Jamie Hilboldt sending  us some great Keyboard and synth sounds.

I will send out an announcement when they are released.

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Cedar Fever Studios


recording at cedar fever studios

Guitarist Daniel David (Left) and Drummer Kevin Hall

Selfie at Cedar Fever Studios

(L-R) Daniel David, Phil Dutra, Rich Maus


Recording Lead Vocals

Recording Vocals for “Lucky”


Engineer Rich Maus mixing "Lucky"

Engineer Rich Maus mixing “Lucky”

Here are a few Video clips in the Studio:

Daniel David recording acoustic guitar

Yes, this is a video “Selfie” 🙂

Mixing down “Lucky”

New Demo “I Wish I Could Save Her” By Phil Dutra

This song is about 20 years old. I wrote it when I lived in Atlanta and never performed or recorded it. Here it is for the first time.

After my Macbook crashed and I was dumb enough to have not backed it up since October of 2013, I lost lots of information. Among that lost data was the first version of this song. I got to record it twice, which actually allowed more time to think about the arrangement and, hopefully, improve it. I will let you be the judge.

Live Acoustic Video: “Fine Young People (Living Life)”

Here is another live video from my home. This time it is my newly refurbished music room. This isn’t my favorite take of this song but, I wanted to post it for my mom. She is overcoming a 2 year struggle with Cancer and she is finally getting better. She has enjoyed me posting my live videos. So this is for you, mom!