Hal Ketchum recorded his new album, Father Time, without a net. He amassed more than a dozen new original songs plus a dream team of musicians and entered the studio to record the album live to two-track. There were no overdubs and only a few second takes. "When I went into this project, my mentality was that this is either going to work or not," Ketchum says. But at the end of the first day, with nine songs finished, he knew the experiment was a success.
It has been since 2004 that Grace of the Sun was released. Now, Richie Havens is at it again, making finishing touches on his 27th album. Recorded last month at Sear Sound Recording in NYC, Nobody Left to Crown will be released in Europe this fall on Polydor Records. The U.S. release date and label imprint will be announced soon. Special guests on Nobody Left to Crown include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx. For more information regarding Richie's new album release, visit Brightcove.tv