I've spent the majority of my life in Charleston, South Carolina. During my time there, I longed for a music scene just like the one it has now. Everyone seems to be on the same team, regardless of genre, age, or experience. It's just one creative person, supporting another. At the helm of this family-style community, sits a couple of extremely talented gentlemen; Dan McCurry (of Hearts and Plugs) and Wolfgang Zimmerman (of Brave Baby).
A few weeks back, I had the privilege of recording the debut Young Mister album with Wolf in the storage unit he's developed into quite the little studio, and the experience was something special. It was like a revolving door of fantastic players/people, some old friends, some new. Some of them were called in specifically, while others just popped in to say hello and ended up leaving their musical stamp on the record. That kind of relaxed, raw environment does wonders for the creative process and I think you'll hear that in the performances on the album.
Maybe there's something in the water, but it sure seems like something magic is happening in my old home town, and it makes me miss it something fierce. Big ups to Wolfgang Zimmerman, Dan McCurry, Christian Chidester, Mannie Schumpert, Ben Jacobs, Andrew Walker, Clay White, Mick Matricciano and especially this guy (Jules DeAngelis) for showing up every day to keep the vibe alive and also driving me to the train station.