Andy: voice and electric guitar recorded with two microphones (one close to the Les Paul's body, one a couple feet away) and a direct input from the guitar

Recorded on 20 December 2007 in Brownsville, VT at the BGH with the mobile mangobananas recording rig.

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In December 2007, Andy was house-sitting and pet-sitting in Vermont and spent time alone in the studio every night for two weeks. Most nights started with one burst of total improv, then work on a totally new structured song that often sprung out of the improv.

These are the structured songs. All the improvisations are on the album uncoil. The playlist Vermont BGH Session lists all the songs from both albums chronologically.

These are all the first or second rough mix of a song idea, mixed the same night I recorded it, except "dreaming dog" and "want need give", which both received some additional overdubs and development in 2008.

Any lyrics on these songs were improvised and sung on the spot to capture the vocal melody idea.

Andy plays all instruments and sings. Recorded and produced by Andy with Logic Pro 7 on an Apple PowerBook G4.
Album recording info:
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eclectic acoustics
Andy Wyatt - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, mandolin, ukulele, studio.
Guest musicians have included co-conspirators from other projects/bands including: Jon Morse, Tim Odell, Pete Downes, Ayman Mobarak, Paul Tuckey, Tommy Whittle, Pete Bosanko, and Eric Krivitzky

Years of Activity:

There are cassette tapes by "The Andy Band" dating back to 1979, when Andy was 14 years old, and he is still an avid recording musician. Sometimes The Andy Band is all about "hit record and go" improvisation, other times it's all about one-man-band multi-tracking in the studio. Since 2010, Andy has been playing some of these songs live near his new home in Vermont at open mics. He relishes the thrill of improvising with an audience, as well as singing three-part harmonies and playing bass with players there. But he also loves building up a song with layers and layers of Andys, singing and playing everything.

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