In late May, 2017, I packed a few microphones and guitars into my car and drove out to a small farming community in rural Wisconsin. I had spent the better part of two years working on a record that I just couldn’t seem to finish. So, I decided to step away from it, and spend some time pursuing a completely different creative path. Starting totally from scratch, I challenged myself to write and record an album in four days. I setup my equipment in a turn of the century dairy barn in Glenwood City, and began working. After four beautiful summer days and nights, this is what came to life. Everything you hear was captured live, within that short stretch of time. Each song was recorded using just two microphones, a few instruments, a Princeton amp, and was mixed using only EQ and compression. No digital effects or processing has been added. Please enjoy, Four Days Away.
released July 13, 2017
For Bill & Chris. Your incredible kindness and tireless support of the arts are like seeds, sprouting and blooming into the immeasurable legacy you will leave on this earth.
All songs written, recorded, and performed by John Mark Nelson, May 29th to June 2nd, 2017.
Recorded in Glenwood City, WI at the Everwood Farmstead, courtesy of the Everwood Farmstead Foundation.
Mastered by Huntley Miller
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