John Shaughnessy | All That Was Left Behind

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All That Was Left Behind

by John Shaughnessy

"I am honest, live, and compelling feel" - "Emerging artist To Watch" -
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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Album Notes
Things were not looking good in 2011. Much of what I had worked to build for the last 10 years was falling away. Using some studio time I had banked, I decided to record a an album purely for my own enjoyment, maybe the last project I would do for awhile - songs I had been saving for years that needed a home. I recruited two of the best musicians in Charlotte; guys I knew would "get it" - Chris Garges and Ron Brendle - and we recorded this project over 2 incredibly hot July days. As it turned out, this session proved to be the turning point led to that led to my professional and creative rebirth.
What you hear on this album is exactly what came out in those 2 days - no overdubs or studio wizardry. Most tracks are the first or second take, and Chris and Ron had not seen the music beforehand. I think this gives the record an extra energy, but I'll let you be the judge. - John Shaughnessy 6/14

About the piccolo bass: "Piccolo bass" is a term used for any bass or bass guitar tuned to a higher pitch than the standard bass tuning. I've been playing piccolo bass off and on for the last 15+ years. There are many variations, but my piccolos are tuned E-A-D-G, an octave above standard tuning for 4 string bass, or equivalent to the bottom 4 strings of a guitar. I use an 18-50 set of stainless steel stings, with the 18 unwound. I generally prefer to play fretless piccolo basses. The piccolo's function in a group is different than either a bass or a guitar, owing to the scale length and sound. lead lines, chords and bass lines are all possibilities. I usually run the piccolo through a guitar amp and various effects. In addition, I use a guitar synthesizer that translates guitar pitches into MIDI, and allows me to interface with any MIDI capable sound source.



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