Debut EP Released May 12, 2015
When I was two, my family packed up and moved from a small town in Georgia to Nashville, TN. My dad was chasing his rock and roll dreams. He eventually became a staff writer at Sony Tree and I grew up running the halls and impeding the workflow. It didn't take long for me to catch the music bug. As soon as I could talk, I was singing. Constantly. To the point that my parents had to make a rule that no singing was allowed at the dinner table.
Music was a constant in our lives; the sounds of my father or brother strumming a guitar made up the soundtrack of my childhood. I was also fed a steady, nutritious diet of great music. Every car trip with my mom meant Oldies radio and I fell in love with Motown, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, the Beatles and Carole King. Despite my pop/soul leanings, my dad made sure to give me a proper rock education and introduced me the likes of the Allman Brothers and The Band. He never sold me on AC/DC, though. Sorry.
I tried my hand at violin as a child, but I was not...um...very good. I also tried guitar but watching my brother and father effortlessly play gave me serious doubt as to my own potential there. I briefly tried piano in high school, chickened out AGAIN, but then came back to it in college. Finally it clicked! I took lessons but found myself spending most of my allotted time in the practice room playing around with chord changes and melodies. It became clear that a virtuoso piano player I'd never be, but a writer I was.
Thankfully, I had a mentor in my father. And he was not going to sugarcoat anything just because I was his daughter. He gave me honest feedback and just enough encouragement to keep me going. When I moved to California after college, I knew no one and so spent my ample alone time practicing and writing (Yes Yes Yes was written during this time!). The hours and hours I put in never felt like work. Instead, it felt like I was doing exactly what I was supposed to do.
All Songs Written By Blair Burnette
Blair Burnette - Vocals, Piano, Background Vocals & Claps (Yes Yes Yes)
Millard Powers – Bass, Electric Guitar (Worry, Come Back Down To Me, Johnny), Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals, Claps (Yes Yes Yes), String Arrangement (This Is Goodbye) & Additional Programming
Joseph Spence – Drums, Percussion & Claps (Yes Yes Yes)
George Cocchini – Electric Guitar (Come Back Down To Me, Yes Yes Yes)
David Immergluck – Pedal Steel (This Is Goodbye)
Produced by Millard Powers
Recorded at Compass Studios in Nashville, TN by Jim Cooley, Gabe Klein-Kuhn, and Travis
Overdubs and Vocals Recorded by Millard Powers at the Charlotte House in Nashville, TN
Mixed at the Charlotte House in Nashville, TN by Millard Powers
Mastering by Jim DeMain, assisted by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, TN
Album Artwork & Design by Allison Ingle
Photography by Eden Luquire Ingle
(c) From Fairfax Music (BMI) 2015
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