Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jesse Coppenbarger

Our friend, Jesse Coppenbarger, has recorded a record coming out in August (title TBA) where some of the song's inception dates can be traced all the way back to 2003 and 2004. The songs started taking form in friend's living rooms, moving through household basement recording studios off Hwy 30 and the famous Voyager's Rest in Oxford, and finally ending up at the living legend Jimbo Mathus' studio in Como, MS. On a particular track called "Young Ones", Jesse even recorded the drums for the song in the basement of the train station in Jackson, MS. He says, "The record is basically the mix of starting a recording process one place and finishing a song, in some cases, somewhere totally different." Those that also played on the album include the following: Konrad Bevilaqua (FLIGHT), Justin Showah (Jimbo Mathus), Cole Furlow (Dead Gaze), David Gilmore and Lyon Chadwick (Sleeping Bulls), Joey "Soft Hands" Miller (InterrobangPhoto), Phillip Blackwell, and Kinney Kimbrough. Click his name above to visit his Myspace page, and listen to the three tracks posted. You can also follow his blog here.

More to come closer to the record's release. Be sure to catch Jesse at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS tomorrow night (5/1) with the ever ubiquitous Dent May. Posted below is Jesse doing a WHY? cover from Colour Revolt's Daytrotter session back in September of last year.

Jesse Coppenbarger - "These Few Presidents"

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