Acoustic Sessions 1
This Album was recorded for the most part for my close friends & family to enjoy. I wanted to pick a selection of songs that were special to me & share them with my loved ones. I play some of these songs when ever I get around friends or family or really other people too. For some reason, I very rarely will play my original music for them, it just seems more satisfying to know I am sharing the cool stuff i enjoy too, not just the music I write. I also wanted this record to have a little more of a raw sound, kind of giddy like, to it. I wanted those listening to it to feel like they are right there in the room with me while playing. I did all the vocals and played all the instruments on this record ( Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Tambourine, Drums and Percussion) except for the Keyboards by Ron Langford. I want to thank my brother Jason Whisman for building me a totally Awesome Acoustic Guitar that I used for most of this recording. It is such a wonderful sounding and beautiful guitar and is used for all the album Artwork as well. This album was recorded over a period of a few years with major changes in my life happening. I lost my Grandmother Vivion Blackmon who was dearest to me, my mother battling kidney failure & hart trouble, while I myself was later to become Ill with an Ulcer, Bacteria Infection and severe abdominal problems. With months of sleepless nights, hours lying on the floor in pain, talking endlessly to everyone for some kind of answer to the pain, doctor visits and days of uncertainty, I did my best to get this record done to share with those I love. I hope all will enjoy my Acoustic Sessions Vol 1.