Having recorded my most recent album in Los Angeles, and having had the thrilling opportunity to work with some musicians whom I would never have dreamed of ever meeting let alone sharing a studio session with, I am now in love with the place.
Today I want to introduce to you one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. He's a world renowned musician, worked with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, Jewel and the list goes on.
His name is Marty Rifkin and he played pedal steel on track 12 of my Feel So Pretty album, Under My Skin (Intimate Version).
One thing that I noticed about ALL of the musicians who played on this album, was their humility and genuine niceness. These people are at the top of their game, they've worked with some of the most famous artists in the world, and therefore you would be forgiven for thinking that they might be a little, let's say, unapproachable. But no. Exactly the opposite. In fact, it seems to me that the more successful they are, the more humble and grounded they are as well. They are just doing what they do best, and getting on with the job that they live, breath and eat for breakfast. What an honour for me to have had this experience.
Below is a video of Marty playing pedal steel on my song in his own studio. I just came across this footage yesterday and I'm so glad that I captured this moment to be able to share it with you now.
Enjoy, and please leave a comment below as I love to hear your thoughts.
p.s. The finished product also features a gorgeous backing vocal by my good friend Karen Nash. You can purchase it HERE.
3/10/2016 07:44:39 am
Too cool! I LOVE that song!
3/10/2016 03:27:06 pm
Thanks Lorrie. :)))
3/11/2016 07:29:36 am
I have always loved that song as you know. I just love the way Marty FEELS the music. He is special. Thank you for introducing us to him xxx Super harmony at the end. So good to hear you Karen. Thank you for sharing Trysette xx
3/11/2016 10:08:33 pm
Don't you just love his hand movements? Actually the harmony in this video is me singing along while filming, but if you listen to the recording on the CD, Karen is on there. Believe me, hers is soooooooo much better. :))))
3/11/2016 10:14:15 pm
I do love his hand movements. His whole body is involved. I love it. So...from what you are saying...you are harmonising with yourself on this video. The CD has Karen singing. My apologies. It sounded good. I really must listen to Karen's version then. :D <3
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3/11/2016 10:20:13 pm
No apology required Claudi. Thanks for compliment hehe.
3/11/2016 10:25:13 pm
3/18/2016 03:11:13 pm
Absolutely beautiful! I love both versions of this song. It was amazing to watch Marty play the pedal steel in this video and see how absorbed he was in your song!
3/19/2016 10:03:26 pm
Isn't he a gem! Thanks Ann. Love your comment. xx Trysette.
3/20/2016 10:31:52 pm
Marty is one of the Good Guys...and certainly one of the most talented people on the planet. It's an honor to know him.
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