Whoa...what can I say about Carsie? I was immediately blown away by her lyrical sense and voice. Few young artists I've heard carry themselves with the mature song writing tools and fly boots that Carsie has. Another record produced by the wonderful Oliver Wood. We tracked at Russ-T Cobb's Four Records Studios in Atlanta. I recorded all of the basic tracks on the studios DDA Profile Console. Lead vocals were captured with one of my favorite mics, the Sony C-37a into a vintage Urei LA-2A borrowed from my man Jason Kingsland. Drums and bass were cut in the live room while Carsie was in the Iso playing acoustic guitar and singing the keeper lead vocals! We did a few electric guitar, vocal and percussion overdubs back at Phil Tan's Ninja Beat Club. I mixed the record in the box on a ICON using a SSL summing mixer and finishing off the stereo mix with the good ol' Manley Vari-Mu. I didn't have the time or budget to print down to 1/2" tape like I normally do so I used the Ampex ATR 102 plugin from UAD that had just been released as I was finishing the mixes. I think they nailed it with this plugin. It put a little dirt and booty on the final mixes that you just can't get in the digital world. Carsie Blanton is an amazing talent and everyone is gonna know her name soon. She's been on the road with her new band and just opened for Paul Simon. The album is entitled "Idiot Heart" and you can listen to it here.