This album represents 3 years of hard work, dedication and collaboration. I am a home studio producer with amazing friends who have all lent their ears and their time to make this, my debut album, truly meaningful.
I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some fantastic musicians and producers on this album and it's been an amazing growing and learning experience. On the tracks 'Around the World", "Lifetime's Once", 'Rain's Addiction", and "Thank you" I had the pleasure of enlisting the drumming expertise of a good friend of mine, Jonah David. Formerly the drummer for Matisyahu, he is now a good friend of mine and fellow musician in the Navy music program. You can check him out through his website jonahdavid.com. An amazing drummer and a great guy, it's been an honor working with him and growing as a musician through his knowledge and expertise.
I also enlisted the help of James Choate on the title track, "Clown Shoes". Another great musician and friend who was eager to help out with the project and added so much to the track and video. He was also instrumental in the overall production of the album through many listening and critiquing sessions, honing my ears and helping the album blossom into a full-fledged epic.
Also, speaking of the video, there were so many people who helped out in the production of "Clown Shoes"... It wouldn't have even got off the ground if not for so many people's hard work and effort. Make sure to check out the video on YouTube and see the whole list of people involved, it's definitely worth the watch if you like fun and entertaining music videos.
There have been so many people I've had the pleasure of consulting with, brainstorming with and learning from that it's hard to name everyone. Greg Marcowski's ears, Alex McCumba's talent, Eric Jenkins' expertise, Mica Winsett's inspiration, and so many pieces of the puzzle from so many people who gave a listen and the feedback that shaped the essence of this project. Not to mention the love and support of my family!
Thank you to everyone for everything! I couldn't do anything without the people I love, you're all amazing!
For more info, updates, video links, the latest tunes and to find out more about me and my studio, check out my website: www.CKoppStudios.com