Ghost Tracks

Jennie Lowe

Jennie's first album in eight years. Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses), Sebastian Steinberg (Iron and Wine, Fiona Apple) and Greg Evans (Driftwood) all play on the ten song album. Craig Street (Norah Jones) produced, Alex Peralis(Pyramid Studios) engineered, Tony Mesarati mixed, and Greg Calbi Mastered.

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who says music is not necessary for human survival  

The  moment a new chord progression forms and a melody appears I confess this being a front-runner in inspiring joy for me.The fact that music is not necessary for human survival has always intrigued me. Why do we crave music? Chew on that. : )

A musician tip of the day:The photo below is Tyler Ramsey in the studio a few years back playing on my album ‘Ghost Tracks’. Tyler's music is mesmerizing. He was in Band of Horses for years. His solo projects are stunning.

We met at a music festival where he kinda last minute filled in for my keyboard player. We pretty much met on stage during our first performance together. Now that's one happy accident. He plays on just about every song on Ghost Tracks and sings as well. He's touring more now, as many musicians are, and I if you see him in your area try to see him. He's the best of the best. I was so honored when he asked if he could  record my song “When you go” on his EP ‘Found A Picture of You’ 

I'll be talking more about my own version of the song ‘When you Go’ soon. That blog will involve a Gurf Morlix deep dive.

I hope the Tyler Ramsey rabbit hole pleases you. xo

missed opportunity/getting snowed 

Day 2 of the blog. Going to change this to random posting as in when the spirit moves me. When you are snowed in, what excitement can occur other than a text meant for someone else being sent to you (meaning me). Sexting to be exact. My only regret is that I didn’t play the long game encouraging the texter to think that  I thought it was intended for me. Missed Opportunity? Til next time! 

ssssssssssong wwwwwwwriting 

Woke up to freezing rain and a mesmerizing haze over the meadow. The usual morning routing ensued. Listened to a band that a friend suggested. No, that didn’t actually happen. 

I did listen to the flames licking the inside of the wood stove causing a stir of sounds that mingled with my ears ringing from decades of being exposed to loud amps and angry drummers. 

This morning I was told that habits are formed in 21 days. I'm hoping for a habitual blog situation. I told the habit info sharing friend, over the planting of hundreds of baby basil plants with ice pelleting the greenhouse, that I hope to curate a songwriting workshop similar to one that I was about to implement before the Pandemic. If you don’t know what Pandemic I’m referring to, I’ll explain another time.  Song writing is profound to me and I’m not entirely sure why I have the need to want to encourage others to write. In writing this, some thoughts about why I write have oddly surfaced. Here’s one example. The writing of a song will often reveal the true emotions in me (yes sadly this is all about me)that I don’t see or feel before sitting down to write. A release of sorts occurs. Alright now Jennie, calm the hell down. That’s enough for now. More soon. If you are interested in the workshops…please comment. Til tomorrow.

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival 2022