For today’s Track By Track, we’ve enlisted Brendan Bayliss to tell us something about each track on the debut release from 30db entitled One Man Show. 30db started long ago when Bayliss – whose main gig is with Umphrey’s McGee – teamed up with longtime friend Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band to write songs and play shows together. Last year, the pair decided they had enough material to put together an album and headed to Boulder to record what turned into One Man Show – which comes out tomorrow – along with a stellar backing band that includes Cody Dickinson (NMAS), Nick Forster (Hot Rize) and Eric Thorin.
Here’s what Bayliss had to say about each One Man Show track…
One Man Show
Jeff and I came up with the hook late one night after writing for awhile and getting nothing. It really came quickly and we put two unfinished tunes together around that hook the next day.
Jeff had the chorus and a verse, so we finished the 2nd and 3rd verses together sitting on chairs in his front yard. It was our first collaborative effort.
READ ON for more from Brendan Bayliss on 30db’s One Man Show…
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