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Songs: Two Chairs (AGF 2)


About the Music: Long Introduction: My wife and I have always had a thing for Adirondack chairs. We were married on a Sunday in August standing underneath a tree in my Grandma's backyard in our home town of Eau Claire, WI. After the service we all went to brunch at a beautiful spot called the Creamery in Downsville, WI. After brunch, we kicked everyone out and Cynthia and I spent the night at the inn that is part of the Creamery. The next morning we found two Adirondack chairs in the backyard. We took a tray of coffee, muffins, fruit, etc. out to those two chairs and spent several hours enjoying the morning and our time together.

Not long after that, I was scheduled to do a weekend worth of shows up in Lutsen, MN. When I got out of my car at the resort, I noticed that someone had taken two Adirondack chairs, pushed them right next to each other and placed them on the shore of Lake Superior looking out at the lake. I knew that if Cynthia had been with me we would have spent some time sitting in those two chairs. But I was alone that weekend so I sat down in one of the chairs and wrote the song about the empty chair next to me.

Instruments Used: Guitar: Goodall Traditional Dreadnought (Adirondack top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides) Bass: Fender American Precision Bass. Harmonica: Hohner Special 20.

Instruments / Recording Information: Two Chairs was recorded in my home. We were living just south of Knoxville, TN. I did all the recording using GarageBand and played all the instruments myself. The guitar, vocals and harmonica were recorded with a RODE HTK microphone. I ran the bass through my Bose L1 and directly into my audio interface (Lexicon Omega) The CD was mastered by Baker Vaughn at Digital Express Mastering in Maryville, TN.

Tuning: Standard tuning




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