Back in the studio

Robert DiBlanco went back into the studio and recorded some traditional country music by Ray Price and Willie Nelson for Houston singer Freddie Live. The session was at ASTRA Studio and featured guitarist extraordinaire Randy Cornor, steel guitarist Brian Thomas and DiBlanco’s favorite drummer Joe DeLeon.

“It felt really good to play some old time songs again”, said DiBlanco. “I especially enjoyed the Ray Price shuffle songs a lot and we really tried to do them justice. The passing of Ray Price was definitely still on our minds and playing these songs reminded us of what a tremendous influence Mr.Price had on country music.”

The songs are slated to be released on an upcoming album later this year.

Robert DiBlanco records “Fate Of Man – The Glen Campbell Musical”

Robert DiBlanco was hired to be the bass player on the sessions for the upcoming musical production “Fate Of Man” about Glen Campbell. Anita Campbell hired the team of Randy Cornor (guitars), Randy Wall (keys), Brian Thomas (steel guitar, dobro, banjo), Joe DeLeon (drums) and Robert DiBlanco (bass) to record the 15 tracks at ASTRA studio in Channelview TX.

“It was truly an honor to be part of this celebration of one of country music’s finest, Mr Glen Campbell.”, said DiBlanco after the sessions. “Especially to session musicians Glen Campbell is one of the all-time greats and for us to be able to contribute a little part to this great project honoring this super-talented guitarist and singer is quite simply awesome. Thanks to Anita and everybody else involved in this production.”

DiBlanco teams up again with Nashville ace Bobby Terry for session work

Robert DiBlanco once again teamed up with producer Jason Rooks, Nashville session ace Bobby Terry, drummer Joe DeLeon and keyboardist Allen Huff to track the songs for Texas artist Shane Barnhill’s next album. The session took place at R/R Studios in Lake Jackson TX.

During the sessions Houston based singer/songwriter Darwin Macon dropped by and tracked 2 songs for his debut album slated for a 2014 release.

“The sessions went incredibly well ….. what can I say, you put the right team together and good things start to happen.” said DiBlanco “Getting a seasoned veteran with multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Bobby Terry involved makes the process so much smoother and helps the creative juices flow freely. We all had a blast cutting these songs and can’t wait for the next time we can all get together …..”

Recording session with Bobby Terry at R/R Studio

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Just got done with two days of tracking at R/R Studio in Lake Jackson TX with the super talented multi-instrumentalist/writer and producer Bobby Terry.

If you think that’s not a big deal ……. think again ๐Ÿ™‚

It sure made my day!

Todd Fritsch releases new single to radio and iTunes stores

Todd Fritsch released his new single “Calls I Haven’t Made” to radio stations in the US and iTunes stores worldwide. This is the first single of his upcoming new studio album “Up Here In The Saddle” on SaddleUp Records.

Please call your favorite radio station(s) and request the new single – we sure do appreciate all of your help.

New basses arrived at TheBassLab today

I am very excited to tell everybody about two new basses that were added to the arsenal at TheBassLab.com:

A) Sadowsky NYC 24F5 Bass, color: Tiger’s Eye Burst
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B) Sadowsky Metro Ultra Vintage 5, color: 3-tone sunburst
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Amazing instruments – perfect additions to the fleet of Lakland basses that currently occupy ‘The Bass Lab’.

Special thanks go out to Roger Sadowsky and Kevin Drexler for all their help and expertise.

P.S.: TheBassLab.com is open for business – if you need bass tracks recorded for your project, give us a call at (615) 649-4542 and we’ll take care of your needs.

Go ahead and visit http://www.sadowsky.com to see their incredible line of basses and guitars – you won’t regret it.

Todd Fritsch, Dixie Trahan and the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra

Texas singer Todd Fritsch will re-unite with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) for a concert on February 21st 2010. The concert will also feature Houston singer Dixie Trahan.

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This marks the second time Fritsch performs with FBSO for their Rodeo time concert, the first time resulted in record breaking attendance numbers at the time.

Bassist Robert DiBlanco, drummer Joe DeLeon and guitarist Billy Hillman will be backing up both guest artists and are looking forward to another collaboration with their friends at FBSO.

DiBlanco tracks at Sugar Hill Recording Studios

Robert DiBlanco was back at Houston’s famous Sugar Hill Recording Studios, with Crosby TX singer/guitar slinger Cody Kouba for a recording session for his upcoming new album. The session featured Joe DeLeon on drums, Brian Thomas on pedal steel guitar, Allen Huff on piano, and Cody Kouba on guitars/vocals.

The songs “Milk Man Blues”, “Saturday” and “Outlaw Ways” were recorded at Studio A by chief engineer Andy Bradley.

Additional recording sessions for the new album are to be scheduled – an exact official release date is therefor not available at this time.

DiBlanco records with Tom Ben Lindley at ASTRA studios

Robert DiBlanco joined his buddies Joe DeLeon and Brian Thomas to record tracks for a new album by Austin TX based singer/songwriter Tom Ben Lindley. The sessions took place at ASTRA studios in Channelview TX and were engineered by Terry Westbrook.

An exact release date for the upcoming album is currently not known.

DiBlanco back at Sugar Hill Recording Studios with Patrick Murphy

Robert DiBlanco was back at Houston’s famous Sugar Hill Recording Studios, with Richmond TX singer Patrick Murphy for a recording session for his upcoming new album. The session featured Joe DeLeon on drums, Brian Thomas on pedal steel guitar, Paul English on piano, Aleph Yonker on acoustic guitars and Patrick Murphy on vocals.

The song “Silent Movie” was recorded at Studio A by chief engineer Andy Bradley and DiBlanco also recorded some overdubs on another track called “Steer The Truck”.

Additional recording sessions for the new album are to be scheduled – an exact official release date is not available at this time.