Along the road - 2018 studio ep - dirk schwenk
Thanks for taking a listen to my new EP.
Along the Road had its origins in 2012 as I sat and cried watching the documentary “Marley.” I was overwhelmed that a songwriting talent like Bob could be lost to the world so young, with so many songs not yet put down. And there were so many others, too ... Cat Stevens had walked away; Stevie Ray gone by accident; Sam Cooke to a gunshot; and too many to overdose. It made me broke my heart that the world would never hear the songs that they should have finished. And it made me sad that I too had failed to get my songs out for anyone to hear.
Along the Road from grew from that moment and a serendipitous meeting with Matt “All Day” Ascione, of the United States Air Force band Max Impact, who produced this project. His otherworldly playing, ear for harmony and knowledge of the industry was a godsend. Without him I just did not know how to move the songs from what I heard in my mind to finished works. The record was engineered and recorded at Bias Studio in Virginia with the great Bob Dawson, producer of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s triple platinum album “Come On Come On” as well as Dave Matthews “Recently” and “Remember Two Things.”
Full Release July 15, 2018