Summer 2018 Lots of Musical goings on going on.

The Bottle Rockets next record titled “Bit Logic” has been recorded (in St. Louis), mixed (in Brooklyn) and mastered (in Nashville) and is slated for an October release on Bloodshot Records from Chicago.  This is the 7th record I’ve produced for the band and I’m super excited for you to be able to hear it soon.  Go to their site for pre-order info.

Eric Ambel, Brian Henneman, Keith Vogele at Cowboy Technical in Greenpoint, Brooklyn mixing the upcoming Bottle Rockets record.

In 2014 I got to meet Sarah Borges through the guys from Girls, Guns & Glory.  I produced her EP “Good & Dirty” which was released in 2016 and since then we have played a lot of shows together.  Me playing her songs and Sarah backing me on mine.  We’ve got 10 tracks for her upcoming album “Love’s Middle Name” completed and we’ll start mixing soon.  This record is to be released in October too. Go here to pre-order Sarah’s new record.

Twangfest 22 June 9. 18 photo by Nate Burrel

Spanking Charlene’s next record titled “Find Me Out” is also in the works in Brooklyn at Cowboy Technical Services.  We’ve got all the songs recorded and are one day of overdubs away from mixing on that one too.  It’s a barnburner for sure.  Fans of Spanking Charlene and their alter ego the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn are gonna like it.

Also working on records with Girls On Grass, Nate Schweber, HEAP and Mary Lee Kortes.

I’ll also be mixing Devil Dog Road‘s upcoming record.  The new Squirrel Nut Zippers record “Beasts of Burgundy” that Mario Viele and I mixed at Cowboy Technical has been on the iTunes Jazz chart!

My band will play 2 special gigs July 12 & 13 supporting the great Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Hill Country in DC and Manhattan.

Keep an eye on the gigs pages as I play monthly with the Mark McKay Band and Spanking Charlene.

More gigs with Sarah Borges coming up this fall and if you don’t have it already check out the Roscoe Sampler on the Store page.

e-mail info@cowboytechnical.com for more info about recording or mixing at CTS

2018 is here!

Hello Friends,

I’m starting the new year with a lot of work in the studio and a trip to the 3rd Sold Out Outlaw Country Cruise.  It’s gonna be exciting with many musical friends on the boat.  I’ll be playing my own gigs and also backing up Sarah Borges plus who knows what!?!

In the last year doing gigs in support of the Lakeside album I’ve met a lot of new people.  As I was getting ready for the Outlaw Country Cruise it came to me that it might be nice to have playlist type record with songs from “Roscoe’s Gang”, “Loud & Lonesome” and “Knucklehead” for the fans, both new and old.  I’ve also included an unreleased song of mine titled A Charmer’s Tale in the record which I’m calling the “Roscoe Sampler”

I made this special for the Outlaw Country Cruise but I have a few at my store page too.

I’ve got records underway with Sarah Borges, Mary Lee Kortes, Spanking Charlene and The Bottle Rockets.  Hope to head to Tempe, AZ soon too to record DL Marble again.  Keep an eye on the gigs page ’cause I’m adding gigs all the time.

Get yourself some Christmas Cheer

Hello Friends,

I’ve been telling you about the Solo Sounds label from time to time.  Stereophile Magazine did a nice profile on us in their December issue.  Read it here.  They quote Bullethead and explain the whole thing better than I could.  We’ve probably made 70 solo instrumental albums in the last 3 years.  I found time to record 2 songs myself Solo Sounds style.  You can get them now at all the digital music download spots.  

iTunes: Eric Ambel “The Christmas Song”

iTunes: Eric Ambel “White Christmas”

There’s been all kinds of musical activity this year.  I continued to share the stage with the awesome Sarah Borges playing both of our songs.  I mixed a record for the Finnish rock and roll band Devil Dog Road.  The great Tom Heyman record that I mixed called “Show Business Baby” came out to the delight of many rock and roll fans.  We started work on a new Spanking Charlene studio record and I also produced a new band from NYC called Bourbon Express and started a new Surreal McCoys recording.  All of those records will be out in 2018.  Also for 2018 is the new Squirrel Nut Zippers record titled Beasts of Burgundy.  Mario Viele and I mixed that one too at Cowboy Technical Services in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see me play.  It was a great year and the EU/UK tour with Warner Hodges and Webb Wilder was a real highlight.  Hope to make it over again.

Hope to see some of you on the sold out Outlaw Country Cruise in January too.

Also starting a new record for The Bottle Rockets in February.

Fall Music 2017 Lots of gigs here and over there too!

Hello Music Fans,

I’ve got a bunch of gigs coming now through November. The full info is on the gigs page.

Sept 15- Americana Fest in Nashville at The Basement.  Electric Duo with Paul Griffith at 9pm

Sept 20 Los Dudes at Hill Country-Manhattan

Sept 21 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Hill Country Brooklyn **First time we’ve done this in NYC***

Sept 22 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Jersey House Concert

Sept 23 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Private Party

Sept 24 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles DC House Concert

Oct 4th through the 19th I’ll be doing a special tour with Warner Hodges, Webb Wilder and myself playing with Warner’s UK rhythm section John Powney & Andy Dye

November 14 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza Worthington, OH

Nov 15 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Southgate Revival House Newport, KY

Nov 16 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Fitzgerald’s Berwyn, IL

Nov 17 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy St. Louis, MO

Nov 18 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Knuckleheads Gospel Room KC, MO

Nov 19 Sarah Borges, Eric Ambel & The Broken Singles Sunday Roadhouse @ The Waiting Room Omaha NE