Don is writing a series of posts on the epic 7 days of recording sessions at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, New York. Here’s an installment:
“So we had a concept, record an entire album in 7 days. We had a great demo recorded live at Spectrum Recording Studios to help us fine tune the 11 songs. Where to do it? Scott’s friend Craig Snyder at CR Guitars in Rhinebeck, NY suggested we check out The Clubhouse and Paul Antonell.
A farmhouse and barn built in the late 1800’s with a new studio attatched to it on 7 acres, it sounded ideal, and in July Scott and I flew up to check it out and meet Paul. We flew into Newburgh, drove to Daryl Hall’s Daryl’s House club in Pawling for lunch (closed!) drove by the Clubhouse, and GPS’s our way to West Saugerties and Big Pink, where The Band recorded with Dylan.
Already we could feel an inspirational vibe from the rich musical history of the area. Time to drive back to The Clubhouse and meet Paul.”