Mondayish!

It’s Monday already. Mondays are so, well, Mondayish.

Had a conference call with an agent and now I am going over the rest of the week in my mind. I can’t wait for the studio again this Wednesday.

So weird how fast this album is making itself. Compared to the last album that took 4 years. I really need to take the time to tell the story of all the crap we have been through. You would not believe it. The ups and downs have been so exhausting and even lately. It is really hard to navigate a career through all the bull, and make the right choices the best you know how. And most of you do not know this. But we have had all this success on our own.  Just dear ole us.  We are meeting with some possible managers in April. I am hoping we find the right person for the job. There has got to be a match out there. We keep looking and working, they will come.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

But the new album is moving along sweetly. We have truly found all the ingredients that make Herrick.  It is such a blast and easy to be playing  music with my best friends. Kerry, Jefferson and Bradshaw  have  moved up the bar. As crazy as it sounds, most ” bands” you hear on the radio do not play on their own records. But the only way to keep our sound, is to play on the album. Tried it that other way. DON’T WORK! For us, anyhow.   This album is sure to be one you will love. Cannot wait to share it with you all.

Make sure to subscribe to this blog. I am going to try and write everything that happens along the way.

Musically Yours,

Donna

PS-Check out the new Lyric Video we made just for you!

 

In Studio

For those of you that have not heard. We are in the studio recording a new album! The whole band has been writing non-stop. I am so excited that these new songs are non-like we have ever recorded. You will surely hear everyone’s influences in the tracks.  We are truly flexing our musical muscles to the edge, as always.  I am very honored to be working with such great guys and musicians. We really click! And are made to play on the same stage.  I’m thankful that fate has brought us together. Now if only we could find the right label to sign with… We will be sharing photos, videos and more to share the whole experience with you.

Also very excited to be featured in Relix Magazine April/May issue. Stayed tuned for that!

xox

Donna

Teaching Their Gifts

We all have those who inspire, teach, and coach us through our careers. Here’s a few players who I have learned from; When I think of bassists who of mine who have inspired my I think of Flea, who’s second to none. And with his own style that includes slap, speed rock while driving the melody, who wouldn’t want to study his style. Jack Bruce is another musician who I listen to and has helped me with growing as a bassist. I always think of his style as a combination of jazz style bass and lead guitar. To listen to him with cream is an amazing experience in that every time I listen to a song like ‘Crossroads’ for instance, I hear something different. And all the while locking in with the kick drum. I have been called a lead bassist by Donna, however, not as a compliment. I’ll have to work on that. John Paul Jones has had a big impact on my playing today with our style of music. He and John Bonham locked in and carried all that rhythm and made it look and sound so easy. And they did it with big smiles on their faces, of course some of that may have been clinically induced. Gotta love Zeppelin!!!
I could go on and on with these incredible musicians and talk about players such as Geezer Butler (black sabbath), John Deacon (Queen), and of course, Steve Fossen (Heart), just to name a few.
These Cats are not only great stylists who opened the door for everyone else, but also assisted in the creation of some of the greatest bands and albums in the world. Gotta go…feelin the need to jam.
Check out our song ‘Do you love me’ It’s a lot of fun!!!
Be real and chill, Kerry

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