MUSIC NEWS - A few months back we received this brief notice- “I am in the studio,” it began. “And when I say studio, I mean (Liz Phair and Dave Matthews Band producer John) Alaiga’s house that we’ve spent weeks converting into a studio. We shipped gear, borrowed microphones, amps, guitars, and a grand piano that’s living in his bedroom (because that’s where we get the best sound).”
The alert was from none other than the talented RACHEL YAMAGATA talking about her fan-financed set thanks to a PledgeMusic campaign. Filled with Yamagata’s “dream team” of musicians, including musicians that played with John Mayer, Yo La Tengo and Sia. “The players are my dream team, the kinds that have taken years to find and make history with,” she wrote. “We’ve been saying ‘ there’s a lot of love in the room’ and there must be because schedules have been routed, carpools arranged — anything to help a girl now financing her own career full throttle.”
You can listen to the results of her efforts, entitled Chesapeake here.