With Connie Flack providing La Croix and Ron Flack offering the space, Andy Hoffman and Matt Gregory from the Ohio Native band, Ledges, sat down in the Realgrey Records, Our Carriage house Studio to talk about the process of building a song.
His hands fumbled around on a Wal-Mart guitar, searching the strings for one chord, then another. He was learning the ropes. He had stories to tell, untapped passions living just below the surface.
Jesse Gearhart talks to Josh Compton about his various writing and music-making projects, his approach to producing others, and what he is learning from Ron and John through his internship at Realgrey Records in Canton Ohio.
“Anything that happens in life, no matter how severe or sinister, can be turned into something beautiful”. This is how Brandon Covey describes the themes of his new album, Reflections, a series of mostly instrumental pieces centered around his bass guitar.
The summer sun is beginning to wane. Fall winds have swept in, and along with them come rainy, gray days; warning us of the impending winter. Ohio is known for its meandering climates, but I think it’s the chilly, fall evenings that best encapsulate a land that refuses to give up, despite the imminent cold of winter, or of hard times. That is Ohio.
There’s a fair amount of spirituality that creeps into the songs of Kevin Embleton. Not so explicit that it would turn away those less inclined to religion or its ilk, but subtle enough to draw your attention, if only for a moment, to something beyond this life.