This album represents my collaboration with songwriter, engineer, jazz musician and studio owner Caleb Willitz. I met Caleb when I decided my guitar work was getting a bit stale, so I started taking lessons from him. The lessons were held in his studio, a giant warehouse space he calls Rattlesnake Studio. After about two lessons we started talking about songwriting and this collaboration was born.
We've worked closely on this project and his contributions can be heard all over it. I also worked with drummer Chris Dye who plays in one of my favorite Chicago bands, Speck Mountain. I was a fan of the band and contacted Chris and he obliged and now I count him as a friend.
Engineer Jake Westermann (and my longtime amigo) came in for the first few sessions and made sure the drums were high and tight.
This new recording will be a split EP, with my tunes on one side and Caleb's on the other.
released 04 July 2013
Justin Jahnke: guitars, vocals, songwriting, thumb piano (yes!), bass on "Dogs"
Caleb Willitz: guitars, Korg keyboard, vocals, percussion, various soundcraft, horns, arranging, probably some other stuff
Mike Meske: bass
Chris Dye: drums
Shelby Pollard: guitar on "Dogs"
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