The Bitter Liberals Again Proof Arrives Today (launch 8.9.14)

A quick trip to National Media Services in Front Royal today resulted in a handful of Mastered CD proofs for the band and a complete proof of the really cool packaging designed by April Claggett. What fun! Assuming everything is kosher from a bits front, we’ll start the duplication process so that we can have […]

Engineering Bright Penny: From the Bitter Liberals Second CD Again

The almost final step engineering the recording of Clark Hansbarger’s song Bright Penny at National Media Services. Gary McGraw and Will Shenk spend a couple of hours or so on each track. The last and final step is choosing a song order and mastering the final disc to balance out the song levels. Looks like […]

Again is in the Can: The Bitter Liberals Second CD

Monday was the last day of studio time putting down raw bits for the new CD, “Again.” As always, it was an intense time of great concentration and fun. We really love working with Will Shenk. Here is a very nice vignette video that Will shot while we were recording. We recorded two songs this […]

The Bitter Liberals Studio Work (CD#2 “Again”)

Friday we were all back in the studio at National Media Services in Front Royal hoping to get the last five songs from Again into the can. Three out of five is not bad. We recorded Pick One, Scarlet at Midnight, and Worry Me No More. Six hours later, we were toast. Working with engineer […]

CD2 Title Track: Again (download it now)

Clark Hansbarger and I were in the studio today creating final mixes for the new CD, which according to Leesburg Today is called Again. As always, working with Will Shenk at National Media Services in Front Royal was a joy. Hard and tedious work, but very rewarding. Here is a pre-release mp3 file of Allen […]

On Fire Again: The Bitter Liberals in Leesburg Today

A fantastic article in today’s edition of Leesburg Today does a great job capturing the essence of the Bitter Liberals. Come see for yourself Friday at the Barns in Berryville. On Fire Again: The Bitter Liberals Rediscover the Joys of Collaboration

Ring in the New Year with the Bitter Liberals House Concert

The Bitter Liberals are playing a house concert in White Post, Virginia just after New Year’s Day on Friday January 3rd 2014. We hope you can join us. We’ll be playing a bunch of new songs that we’re still working on in the studio along with tried and true old favorites. We’re very proud to […]

The Bitter Liberals in the Studio 12.14

One year to the day after the Newtown children’s massacre we found ourselves in the studio recording two songs compelled by that awful event. We took our time working this go ’round, recording three songs properly and producing 5 sketches. All of these songs will show up on a new CD sometime sooner rather than […]

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 […]