JD Eicher has released a song from his upcoming album and is sharing a sneak peak video of it with After Hours Youngstown readers.
In the video, Eicher and drummer Dylan Kollat perform a live, stripped-down version of “I Don’t Want to Be Right.”
The Valley-based rocker will release his new album, “Court Street,” on April 10 and mark the occasion with a concert that evening at Ford Family Recital Hall, in the DeYor Performing Arts Center, downtown Youngstown.
Tickets are $20 and available now at youngstownsymphony.com, by phone at 330 744 0264 and at the DeYor box office.
After the album release, Eicher and his band will embark upon a tour of Europe.
“Court Street” was recorded at Court Street Recording in Canfield, and inspired the title.
Eicher says the album is “near and dear” to him because the studio is within walking distance of his childhood home in Canfield, among other reasons.
“The songs are all very personal, and we focused on northeastern Ohio musicians, engineers, and producers [in making the record],” Eicher says.
“Michael Estok from Court Street Recording and Ryan Humbert of [Akron-based band] The Shootouts produced the record, and the songs feature Marc Lee Shanon (Michael Stanley and the Resonators) on guitars and electric mandolin, Emily Bates (The Shootouts) on vocals, Humbert on guitars and vocals, Michael Estok on guitars, keys and vocals, and Emily Estok on vocals.
“I had my tried and true rhythm section of Jim Merhaut (bass) and Dylan Kollat (drums) with me as always, and these songs were cut live as a band together in the room. It was a really special experience.”
The album was mixed by Jim Stewart Recording in Cleveland – where the video was shot – and mastered at Cauliflower Audio, also in Cleveland.
“The record is really a collaboration of lots of the talent in the area,” Eicher says, noting that it “felt appropriate” to open the album with the song “I’m Coming Home.”
Posted Feb. 26, 2020.
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