Looking back on almost a year of recording, it is truly daunting to think of how much time and energy went into this record. In August of 2014, Adam George and I went to visit Steve Sopchak to have him look over the songs I had picked out. Out of the dozen or so I had meticulously picked from a myriad of song ideas, Steve helped me to narrow my vision for the album and trim away some of the unnecessary moments. After that, I spent one to two days a week in studio from August to June, and eventually adding in writing days every week to help finish off the lyrics. This album is something that I built into my life, and really put a lot of my heart into. There are some people that need appreciation for what they have done behind the scenes.
I would like to thank Bryan Struczewski, for helping me tune and set up my drums before tracking, they ended up sounding magnificent. And also for coming into Jay Pasamonte’s studio to help shape the R & B section for Only the Beginning, his help was incredibly valuable. My brother Raleigh who, during my serious writers block in the winter, took the time to help me flesh out lyric ideas. On My Way and You Can Imagine the Wild Times would not have been as full and colorful without his help. Curtis, for listening to my ideas, mixes and spending week after week meeting with me to go over lyrics, and listen to me talk about the mixes. Jon, for being with me from the beginning and listening to all of my ambitions and music plans since before I can remember, you have always been down to try whatever artistic endeavor I have dreamt up. My parents, not only for raising me within reach of many instruments and space to play music, but for putting up with the many, many noisy practices while I developed my writing and performing. Stephanie, for allowing me to pursue my music fully and for understanding what a huge time commitment it is, and for being supportive in general. God, for His grace on my life, the abilities He has given me, and for all of the wonderful people he has placed around me.
Thank you to anyone who bought this record, came out to a show, or just connected with our music.
You have made the journey worth it.
released July 24, 2015
All drums, guitar, piano and vocals on this album were tracked by Logan Van Epps, with the exception of Hold Onto Me which had all instrumentation recorded by Jonny Cummings. Bass was recorded by Adam George, who also played the guitar solos for In Light of Summer, 490 West, The End of My Excuses pt. II, You Can Imagine the Wild Times, What We Found When We Weren’t Looking, and Only the Beginning.
All recording was done at RCI Studios by Adam George, with the exception of Hold Onto Me which was recorded by Sam Polizzi, the electronic sampling in Only the Beginning was done by Jay Pasamonte. All final mixing and mastering was done by Steve Sopchak at Square Studios.
Music and Lyrics by Logan Van Epps on 490 West, I’ll Walk Myself Out, On My Way, Unfinished Business, Hold Onto Me
Music by Logan Van Epps, And lyrics by Logan Van Epps and Curtis Matteson on In Light of Summer, The End of My Excuses pt. II, You Can Imagine the Wild Times, Never Go In Against A Sicilian When Death Is On the Line, All I Need, Only the Beginning
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