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Really excited for this to fall on everyone’s ears. This record came about through the persistence of my good friend Chris Snyder, aka Ace Reporter, and his desire to re-connect with his love for music. He spent the better part of a year writing songs every day. Literally. He wrote 365 of em. All the while he was asking his fans to vote on their favorites and after the year ended, he found himself with quite a batch of material to pull from, and he decided to pull a record together of his and his listener’s favorites.

He called me one day and asked if I would be into the idea of going upstate in New York to a sustainable farm and help him put together a cohesive recording that he felt would bookend his experiences from the year of writing. Of course I said yes, so we took a few pieces of gear, some food, coffee, and whiskey and headed off into the woods. What transpired in that barn for 10 days was nothing short of beautiful, and we left feeling really good about what we had captured during our time there.

Shortly after returning to civilization, Chris sent me the tracks after a bit of editing and some overdubs to mix. He joined me in Nashville to finish off the mixes, attend mastering, and also catch a Wilco at the Ryman. Not a bad way to finish off a record…

Fast forward to 2013, and Ace Reporter has partnered with Ooh La La to release Yearling, and I look forward to seeing the live versions of these songs soon, and if you’re at sxsw in March, you can catch him there. Maybe I’ll see you there…