THE BIG STAGE: A NIGHT WITH JACKSON BROWNE

The daffodils are up and last night we took a quick trip to Boston at

the invitation of Jackson Browne, who made room in his show at the

Blue Hills Pavilion for Ariel to perform a couple of her songs from

"The Detangler". I'd say they treated us right, but that doesn't nearly

describe it. This group of hard-working music people has a collective

heart of gold. Here are a few photos:

 Ariel Zevon with guitar tech David

Ariel Zevon, Val McCallum and Greg Leisz

Kristina Stykos, Jeff Young, Jackson Browne and Ariel Zevon

Jackson Browne and Kristina Stykos

 

THE AMAZING KOSMIC KELTIC OF JENNINGS & MCCOMBER

There's so much going on in the studio! Kara and Andy Watters Lake,

a.k.a. Jennings and McComber, have been hard at work laying tracks

for their new album, an acoustic masterpiece.

 Kara and Andy Watters Lake

 Andy Lake and son Sam

 Kara Watters Lake

Kara and Andy bring so much joy into the room, I don't know what I'll

do when they finally are done recording and leave. But leave they must,

for the world needs this album, full of soaring hopes and dazzling dreams.

Their original songs that they sing as a duo out and about Vermont present

a powerful dose of human kindness, compassion & craft. I am so excited

and honored to be producing this with them!

 

 Andy Lake

FROM THE BLUE HILLS OF MAINE: BEN PFOHL

Although we talked about Ben doing an album years ago, we did not

make the commitment to it until this year. Now he's unstoppable or

rather his songs are unstoppable as they come often careening,

sometimes elegantly flowing, out of his dynamic vintage Gibson

guitar and his gravelly, expressive voice.

 Ben Pfohl

There is a lot of angular,cowboy poetry here, blunt and graspable, with

a poignancy and drive all its own. I'm proud to be producing this album

with Ben, as I help him shape his top notch performances into recordings,

featuring his impeccable writer's skills and punchy country pickin'.

Ben Pfohl

REAL VERMONT COUNTRY FROM SONGSTRESS CAROL HAUSNER

What an incredible pleasure to finally be working & hanging out with

an artist I'd heard about for a long time but never really gotten to know.

Carol's well known in bluegrass circles for her gorgeous high lonesome singing

style and fine songwriting. Now don't I know it!

 

Carol Hausner

Getting inside the song is what it's all about, and Carol's encouraged me

to add some parts - on mandolin, bass or whatever works, so it's getting

more fun by the minute! We've been entertaining guest appearances

by her musical friends, including Jonathan Kaplan ("the doctor"), Danny

Coane, and Rachel Sucher, which keeps it lively and interesting around here.

 

 Carol Hausner and Rachel Sucher

A few of the songs lean folk-wards, and I've had a great time employing

the multiple voices of my many guitars, each with it's own special personality

and sound. This record should be done in a few months, and I'm pretty excited

to be producing it with Carol!

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY

SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON

MAILING LIST

LINKS

YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiJMvrMpntNTRtk9wPyU6w Twitter -- https://twitter.com/kristinastykos Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/kristina.stykos

BUY SOMETHING

NEW MUSIC