NEW RELEASE!
January 1st, 2013
"BIG BLUE SKY"
Released January 1st, 2013

All songs written by Jayson Jannuzzi
except "Good in a Bad Man" (Linda King)
& "Sugar Sweet Mama" (Michael Flynn &
Jayson Jannuzzi)

Engineered & produced at Whiskey Lips Studio by Jake O'Handley, Michael Flynn & Jayson Jannuzzi

Mastered by Eric Rachel at Trax East in South River, NJ

Cover design by John Warner at John Warner Studios

Photography by Jes Bleck

"BIG BLUE SKY"

Some album facts.

Originally the recording was to be called "Ode to the Hwy Toad"
and later "Jersey Sweet Corn"
(original artwork concept to left)

Jay had over 60 vocal takes on Sugar Sweet Mama, including some variations on lyrics for the chorus. He just wasn't getting it right and was ready to scrap the song a day before it went to mastering. That was the day Jay and Mike set up a beat up old Shure Beta 58 Microphone so Jay could try harmonizing to himself on the chorus. Turns out Jay recut the lead vocals in one take and cut the back up track and it was done and ready in about 15 minutes.

There is some Banjo on two tracks, listen for it.

The album was fully recorded in Whiskey Lips Studio - CB Radio's brand new personal studio fully financed by the band.

The band originally demoed over 20 songs for the album and filtered it down to 10 for the final recording.

CBR used numerous albums to figure out the sounds wanted for the album including The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker, The Eagles, Delbert McClinton, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead & New Riders of the Purple Sage.
PHOTOGRAPHY

The Photograph for the inside was taken by Jes Bleck before going on stage at an outdoor festival.  The stage had a huge cornfield behind it and Troy suggested we all climb into the corn for a picture.  Only a few othe photos were taken.

The photograph for the release poster was taken by Jay on the recent trip west through the badlands, Eastern California and the canyons of Utah.

The band fully intended on a photo shoot in the studio during the many months of recording but it just never happened, sorry, next time.

This is the first CBR recording where the band is not pictured on the album cover.

The next CBR recording is already been started and we hope to release it by the fall of 2013.

Hope ya like this one.