Well, the time has come. I am finally going to begin recording a CD. Before I hit the studio, of course, I need to find the right producer.
I have been in contact with a number of producers in my area, and I have meetings set up with three to discuss my project, my songs, and my vision. Most important to me is finding someone who has a creative mind and can hear my music for what it can be not just what I have in my demos.
I do have a general idea of what I want the finished product to sound like. But I’m open to a producer’s expertise – no doubt. Already in my conversations on the phone I’ve been given my homework — finding a known artist that I sound like and a CD that has the kind of production value I’m interested in achieving. The second assignment is easy. The first can be hard to discern sometimes for a singer himself because he’s mostly hearing it from the inside. That’s where I could use your help.
Anybody have ideas on who I sound like? We’re talking vocal qualities not the musical genre, here. You know, I could sound like Garth Brooks (minus the country inflections) even if I’m singing a Sinatra tune. You can find some of my own songs and some videos of cover tunes on my website at www.joepeck.net. Have a listen, please,and hit me up with your thoughts on the matter. It’d help me a lot.