Written and recorded over a two year span, "Suitcase and Soulful" represents nine songs by Birmingham, Alabama songwriter Josh Vasa. "Suitcase and Soulful" surveys a spectrum of themes ranging from love and loss to literary insanity and contemplative, gradual redemption.
"Suitcase and Soulful" includes tracks from two separate, distinct recording sessions. Session 1 began at AudioCzar Productions in the Spring of 2012 with Brad Lyons, Mac Kramer, Josh Vasa, Landon Robertson and Tony Wachter. Subsequent sessions at the home of producer Brad Lyons produced songs "Anyhow", "Eight Miles", "Song Number 4" and "Fawn".
Session 2 began in the summer of 2012. At the suggestion of producer Brad Lyons, three musicians packed a car and headed to the quiet woods of Springville, AL to spend a weekend recording, grilling steaks and tightening up lyrics. With a portable pre-amp stack, a bag of cords, one iMac, two stools, two microphones, two guitars and a keyboard, Deena Emaish, Brad Lyons and Josh Vasa laid down the majority of tracks for songs "Places", "Into the Ether", "Josephine", "Nothing to Me" and "Cold As Ice" in two ad hoc studio rooms: one gutted out living room and country kitchen. Additional accompaniment by Mollie McFarland (viola), Carrie Hill (accordion) - and some elemental magic by Lyons - rounded out the second session.
Enjoy the songs. Comments welcome at SanyasiMusic@Gmail.com.
released 14 June 2013
Produced by: Brad Lyons and Josh Vasa
Engineered by: Brad Lyons and Landon Robertson
Mixed by: Landon Robertson
Album Cover Art: Sam George
All songs written by Josh Vasa except:
"Anyhow" Josh Vasa, Brad Lyons
Many thanks to all those who contributed (musically or otherwise):
Brad "Shea Stadium" Lyons
Mac "Right On!" Kramer
Aaron "Drop It Directly Into The Box" Goldberg
Nicole Janeen Stine
Second Lieutenant Evan Milligan