Let’s hear it for 2018

Was very happy to see so many of you this year out there on the road and sea doing gigs with Sarah Borges and on my own.

It was quite the year with records that I produced from The Bottle Rockets, Sarah Borges and Bourbon Express all being released on vinyl and digital.

2018 Produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel

Plus records I mixed by Finland’s super rocking Devil Dog Road and the fabulous Squirrel Nut Zippers.

I put out a CD of songs from my first 3 solo albums titled, oddly enough, The Roscoe Sampler and I also put pen to paper and made a Roscoe T-shirt designed from one of my favorite pieces of outboard gear, the Urie 1178 Stereo Compressor.

Urie only made the stereo version of the 1176 for one year and we have one at CTS

 

After doing a tour with both The Bottle Rockets and Sarah Borges celebrating their newly released records I got the chance to write my first song with the lovely Mary Lee Kortes called “Dreaming of Him” and we did it to commemorate her just released by BMG Books hardcover coffee table wonder titled “Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob“.

I know you’ve got a lot of this stuff but if you’d like to make a special holiday gift purchase my able web-store elves will take $10 off any purchase of 3 or more items.

There’s some good stuff coming up in 2019 too.

I’ve completed producing a record for Girls On Grass titled “Dirty Power” that should be out this spring.  Also put the finishing touches on the first solo record by Nate Schweber titled “Gaps In My Resume” which was mixed at Evie’s Terrace and I’m doing the last day of mixing on the upcoming Spanking Charlene release next week.

Keep your eye on the gigs page as I play pretty often with my own band, Sarah Borges, Mark McKay and Spanking Charlene

And don’t forget my Christmas songs from Solo Sounds.

White Christmas

and 

The Christmas Song

And a funky home video I made too.

September missive from The ‘Scoe

Hello Music fans,

August was a real thrill for me.  To play so many gigs in so many places with so many different people, from Alaska to NY and many places in-between was a real thrill. Thanks to Ivan NightJames Dommek Jr.Mark McKayPhil CiminoAndrew GrimmCharlene McPhersonEric Seftel , David Leatherwood, Mo Goldner, Skip WardMary Lee KortesKeith ChristopherSarah BorgesBoey Russell, Sam Smith, Binky of Boston & Kenny Soule.

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Livestock 2016 in Bovina. Photo by Jason Sewell

I look forward to playing more dates with my band, solo and with Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles.

Eric Ambel with Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

Eric Ambel with Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles in Iowa City.  Photo by Gary Elgin

Last Chance Records of Little Rock, Arkansas has picked up my Lakeside album for distribution as a CD and online via iTunes and HDTracks.  I’ll be heading to Nashville this month to play at their Americana Music Association events.  Details on the Gigs page.

As I’ve detailed here our recording studio Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig has gone through some big changes.  We moved to a beautiful sun drenched space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with 17 foot ceilings and have implemented some major upgrades.  We went back to our handmade in Chicago Neotek console, had it re-capped.  Parked a 75 year old 6 foot Steinway baby grand piano upstairs and in the biggest quality jump of all we replaced our A to D/D to A convertors with what we feel are the best sounding ones ever to be made, The BURL Audio Mothership.  Many of you remember that we had 2 channels of BURL before.  Now we have 24 in and 32 out.  Let me tell you, these convertors sound thrilling.  We look forward to showing you just how thrilling they are.

BURL Audio Mothership 24x32

BURL Audio Mothership 24×32

Make sure to keep an eye on the Gigs page and also the Produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel and Cowboy Technical Facebook pages for the latest news.

February Communique

First 2013 news blurt:  New Del-Lords record titled “Elvis Club” will be released on GB Music May 14.  It has been a long time coming and all of us are excited about the release.

The Eric Ambel produced Jimbo Mathus record “White Buffalo” was just released by Fat Possum Records and it’s available as a cd, download or vinyl LP.  Super excited about Jimbo’s new record.  I am sure you will dig it.

Jimbo & Roscoe at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR

Jimbo & Roscoe at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR

In the Studio: The 2nd Esquela record which was recorded up in Bovina, NY and mixed at Evies is ready for mastering.  Ambel is in the final mix stage of the upcoming Los Dudes “Hipster Retirement Home”, Karen Hudson‘s “Sonic Bloom” and a record for Ellen Foley.

Plenty of guitar gigs coming up with Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos and also the Mark McKay Band.  Keep an eye on the Gigs page for the latest.

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition: In the Garden