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How the Annie's Dream EP was made


June 21, 2015.  Rehearsal at Paul T.'s, Silverlake

I met with Paul T. and Ben T. yesterday afternoon to run through the tunes. Man was it exciting to hear the songs come alive with bass and drums. Those guys are seriously talented
— S

June 21-25, 2015. Five Days at Heritage Recording Co., Burbank

Me on the keys

Paul Taylor

My sloppy Alto Clef writing for Viola

My sloppy Alto Clef writing for Viola

I’m at Heritage Recording Co. today. Did I tell you the console is from the Muscle Shoals Studio? It’s amazing. Paul T. has this beautiful way of playing so much while playing so quietly. It is exactly what I was looking for.
— S

July 7 & 10, 2015. Seahorsie Sound, Hollywood

Ben Peeler - Bouzouki

Ben Peeler - Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki

Ben Peeler - Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki

Ben Peeler - a King. He’s created this world around my songs, expanded them, effortlessly.
— S

July 8, 20, 29 and August 18, 2015.  Tolliday Inn, WeHo

Ed Maxwell - Upright Bass

Ed Maxwell - Upright Bass

Ed on Upright Bass was definitely the way to go. When I asked about a high bass part that was low in the mix, Ben T answered ‘Don’t worry, I’m gunna compress the shit of out it’. That guy knows what he’s doing.
— s
Savannah Wheeler - Korg Synth, Toy Piano, Casio, Upright Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Hand Bells

Savannah Wheeler - Korg Synth, Toy Piano, Casio, Upright Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Hand Bells

I feel raw - this is a learning experience. I’m pushing myself to another level, a level I haven’t been on before. It feels great and difficult at the same time.
— S
Ben Tolliday - Cello, Baritone Guitar, Auto Harp, Percussion

Ben Tolliday - Cello, Baritone Guitar, Auto Harp, Percussion

Wrap Photo

Wrap Photo


‘People writing songs that voices never shared. No one dared disturb the sound of silence .’ -Simon&Garfunkel. My silence has been broken and people will hear my songs. Thank you, Kickstarter Supporters, for making my dream come true. Thank you, Ben Tolliday, for making these songs come alive. I am forever grateful.
— S