"Oh Hallie & The Big Blue Sky (The Prospect Sessions) was recorded on a Macbook in mid October 2012 in Fountain Square, Indianapolis Indiana.
I recorded it in my good friend and favorite musicians (Brandon Whyde) room overlooking Fountain Square on Prospect. The album was recorded within an 12 hr period. The album was recorded over coffee in the morning and bourbon in the afternoon. I just started recording without thinking about the order of the tracks and ended up keeping the album in it's original recorded order.
All of this album was recorded in one take, except for one or two times when I bumped the mic and it changed the quality too much to overlook. All other minor fowl ups, were overlooked as to not compromise the integrity of this raw album.
The few overdubs in the album were one takes too. I wanted to record a very organic and raw album of some of my latest material, an album with a cult following feel. You know, type of raw takes that people prefer over the produced ones.
It's basically me sitting down in front of a mic and going at it. Every once in a while, you can faintly hear the wood floor, creek in the background. We hung the mic over a ceiling fan and I payed standing up. Brandon helped with the recording process and appears on tracks 8 and 9. The idea to have him guest star and what songs he would be on were all decisions made in the moment.
This album is raw. It's extremely candid. It's real. It's a little like something you've never heard before. And it's diverse. Most of the album is strictly autobiographical poured through a creative filter of the question, "What would a modern day cowboy track sound like, done my way.
The plan is to sell this album, to help raise money for two, full length, full band, produced albums ; "Oh Hallie & The Big Blue Sky" and "Dear Main St." Some of the full band versions of these songs sound completely different, others are basically the same but more full. I left a few, more radio friendly tracks off this album, and have a few more to write. Then once we've raised enough money, I will split the songs up accordingly and finish the two albums. Until then, here are some sneak previews of songs in their original format.
This album is best played - On the way to work, driving anywhere, cooking, falling asleep, around a fire.
P.S. I love that I made this album. I think a lot of people are going to fall in love with it..... Tell your friends! Oh yeah, and turn me up!
Thanks for the support!
released February 2, 2013
All Songs were written and performed by Landon Keller
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