Project Vicksburg: The Bitter Liberals in the Studio

Intrepid guitarist, song writer, and bitter liberal Clark Hansbarger has a thing for the Civil War. He’s been writing songs to go along with historical anecdotes lecture style for a few months now. Yesterday, we recorded eight of them in Front Royal at National Media Services.

The eight hour recording session was incredibly productive. Though some of the songs were not quite baked in terms of hooks and practice, we polished them quickly in the concentrated crucible of the studio. One song in particular, “Fire in the Wilderness,” really got to us while we were recording it (we are, after all, still playing sensitive big boy music). We laughed, we cried, we got chills. And we can’t wait to get the music through production so you can hear it.

Though not an official Bitter Liberals CD, we’re all deeply embedded in the music part of Clark’s Civil War project and we’re proud to be a part of it.

Here are some pictures.

Clark singing and playing guitar.

Clark singing and playing guitar.

MIkey and Clark work on drum sound for a track.

MIkey and Clark work on drum sound for a track.

Mikey on a very small kit.

Mikey on a very small kit.

Allen lays down a harmony track.

Allen lays down a harmony track.

gem on the fiddle.

gem on the fiddle.

Will and Clark consult at the console.

Will and Clark consult at the console.

How to mic an electric guitar (in the hall).

How to mic an electric guitar (in the hall).

6 thoughts on “Project Vicksburg: The Bitter Liberals in the Studio

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  2. Looks like you had a great place to record. I’m looking forward to hearing your next CD and next concert. Sorry I missed the Purcellville show — conflicted with a wedding. Gina told me it was a wonderful performance.

  3. I can’t wait to hear this! What kind of release event do you have planned for this?

    Sorry the “Orphans” were blasted out of First Friday, but I enjoyed hearing what I did! Enjoying the CD, too. I owe you $10.00!

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