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Raised in the South, these guys have lived
the southern/country life. Their experiences have
led them to write these ten great original songs.
Driving guitars, piano, and strings create a vast
difference from one track to the next.
Mastered at Merlot Sound.
The West Girls
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If you like rich vocal harmonies and acoustic music,
then you'll love The West Girls.
Jack Daniels, Scott Miller and Ronn provided the
instrument backing and it was recorded, mixed and
mastered at Merlot Sound.
Merlot Sound Studio Busy
Many musicians and artists have been recording
or stopping by for a visit and a glass of Merlot wine.
Some of the people who have showed up have been
singer Mark Collie, Bucky Wilkin of Ronny And The
Daytonas, artist Casey Clark, producer Scott Miller,
singer Johnny Petty, session players Darren Osborn,
Brian Bascoe, Valerie Greenhaw, Holly Odell,
Steve Fossie and many others.
Needless to say some pickin' and partying did occur!
What's Ronn Listening To?
These albums have been in Ronn's CD player lately.
"Sometime Tuesday Morning" Johnny A
"That's Why God Made The Radio" Beach Boys
"Live" In LA" Lee Ritenour
"Get Inside" Johnny A
"Heart String" Earl Klugh
"Farmer's Daughter" West Girls
life goes on and that's a good thing... this is only a little part of the big picture... hope all is well with everyone... thanks for the emails and comments... busy and ringing in the new .. spanish grape juice flowing.. bless you all.. hastilloo...
Best to you guys in the coming 2013... don't forget the One who made us all... peace to you and yours... Cheers..
I can relate to the old Buddy Miles tune Them Changes these days... having a good time just sitting back and watching the changes.. been working on the new cd for Dixie Republic.. Kevin Beard and crew have done a great job on this record... I've finished the mastering and it is being pressed with Disc Makers... get a copy.. you'll like these guys... cheers..
swung thru Atlanta and Macon, Georgia for 4 days... met alot of great folks.. paid pilgrimage to The Allman Brothers Band... had a very spiritual time at the museum and Rose Hill Cemetery graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.. really moved me.... had a great time tonight with old friend Bucky Wilkin (Ronnie and The Daytonas) at his home.. he's always very generous and been a good friend for many years... had a little vino... rehearsing my set for live shows.. bless you all. cheers..
had a blast meeting folks in Virginia and South Carolina this past weekend... learned alot about what true friends and buddies are, too... a real friend is better than money or music.. I'm blessed that I have a few that I can say are my real friends.... cheers...
As a musician, I've been fortunate to have worked with some of my heroes through the years...I lost one with the passing of Motown bassist Bob Babbitt... Bob worked with me at Merlot Sound on my recording of "Mercy, Mercy Me" for the Player album, which he had originally played on with Marvin Gaye during the Motown sessions.. he was like a kid at Christmas time in the studio... we spent our time working and talking about music... about Motown bassist James Jamerson, whom he loved like a brother.. he sat in a chair with his old Fender Precision, and a tube compressor which he brought with him, and played his butt off.. we talked about future recordings but that won't happen...let me just say that he was a wonderful, caring, kind person who happened to be a great musician...
Met some fine folks on famous US Route 66 between Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chelsea, Oklahoma, Joplin Missouri and Springfield Missouri... sad to see how alot of the little towns have went under.... had a good time at the Afton Station ran by Laurel... she has a great blog at http://aftonstationblog-laurel.blogspot.com/ Enjoyed the nice folks in Tulsa and Michael Vee's Restaurant is superb.. gotta go back there... the Ozarks from Missouri and Arkansas route 7 was great... had a blast... cheers
checking in with everyone... the Player cd has sold well... and I will get it online soon as promised... feeling mean as ever... all is well.. peace
I get alot of visitors here at the studio.... people from Rascal Flatts to Jennifer Warnes have dropped by... Jennifer says it is her favorite studio in Tennessee! I welcome you to stop by and see the studio... simply call ahead for a visit... cheers...
been busy... worked with Austin Toy on his new album... enjoyed it.. wanted to take time to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone... all the best to each of you during the holiday season... Ronn