Brian Dunn - The Copicat Method

Here's another record that came out during my absence from posting here. 
Brian and I started work on this record 4 years ago. Recording progressed in fits and starts for a few years and then the record sat on a shelf for a few years while everybody involved had kids and looked after real life. The record finally came out in September and it's a gem.

There are a bunch of blog posts about the making of this album but here are the details as best as I can remember - 
This was supposed to be a quick stop gap record to give Brian some time to work up new song for his next full album. The idea was to quickly knock out a record of Ryan Levecque covers. In spite of the original plan the project took on a life of it's own and kept growing and growing. In the end this record is about as close as any us will ever get to making a Randy Newman album. Four years later this is still one of my favourite productions and I feel lucky to have been involved. Please go listen and buy a copy.

Songs by Ryan Levecque, singing and guitars by Brian Dunn, Matt Foy on drums, me on piano, organs and bass, Paul Dunn on ripping guitar solos, strings arranged by J. J. Ipsen and played beautifully by Amanda Penner and Alex McMaster, horns arranged and played by Tyler Greenleaf with baritone sax by Olivia Shortt, sleepy/drunken backing vocals by Matt Beech, Brian and myself.
Recorded at Cosmic Dave's Sound Emporium and 6 Nassau. Mixed at 6 Nassau and mastered by Andy Magoffin at the House Of Miracles.