JW on Taylor Nylon (9-6-12) JW working on scratch tracks for vocalists to work with
Todd Burge @ River Rat Studio (9-6-12) Todd Burge in the vocal booth channeling Union General John Buford
JW @ River Rat Studio (9-6-12) JW singing along with auditioning vocalist to help bake in the melody
JW & Bill White (9-18-12) Walsh & Bill White working up Keyboard parts for "The FOG"
John A. Walsh @ The Adelphia Music Hall (9-21-12) Opening for Lucy Kaplansky, JW debuts 5 of "The FOG" tunes at The Adelphia. First FOG exposure to the public!
Game Plan Recording Priority - 3 Elliott Studio, 11-6-12
Drum Set Up Ammed's Kit @ 3 Elliott, 11/12
Practice Makes Perfect! JW & Ted running the charts one more time...
Rhythm Machine 3 Elliott Studios, November 2012
3 Elliott Studio Control Room, Athens, OH Engineer Josh hard at work while Michael expirements with guitar riffs on the couch
Watch & Learn Adam the Intern (OU) watches as the master works his magic
Mountain Stage & Carpenter Ant guitarist, Michael Lipton @ 3 Elliott (November 2012) Working on riffs for "Prodigal's Lilt"
Mountain Stage Percussionist Ammed Solomon Laying down the Shakers & Tambourine on "Prodigal's Lilt"
Michael the Omnipotent (11-6-12) Conjuring up the magic on the Omnichord
The FOGgy Mountain Boys Michael Lipton, Josh Antonuccio, Ted Harrison, Ammed Solomon, John Walsh & Todd Burge
Marietta Tracking Plan - Pre-Vocals The game-plan for the Marietta sessions (pre-vocal tracks); November 2012
JW laying down the Nylon Guitar tracks for "Beauty Everlast" River Rat Studio, Marietta, Ohio (11-15-12)
Bill White @ River Rat Studios, Marietta, Ohio (11-15-12) A hauntingly beautiful piano performance on "Ghosts in These Fields"
The Engineer, Co-Producer, and Bassist in action (11-15-12) David George, Todd Burge & Ted Harrison working their magic at River Rat Studio
Bill White "Mr. Tasty" (11-15-12, Marietta) The FOG's master of the keys giving the Kurzweil a workout
Walsh Under Glass (11-15-12, Marietta) The spirit of the Lava Lamp was evoked during this recording
Bill, Dave & Ted (11-15-12, Marietta) Three very skilled artists gather for The FOG sessions at River Rat Studio
Ted Harrison @ River Rat Studio (11-15-12) Bringing on the bottom-end of The FOG
Julie Zickefoose - Penny Whistler on The FOG Artist & Writer, Julie graced us with her Penny Whistle on a couple of tracks. Recorded on "Ghosts in These Fields" & "Sacrificial Lambs" (11-24-12, River Rat Studio, Marietta)
Todd Burge @ River Rat Studio (11-29-12) Recording the lead vocal for "Cashtown Road"
JW @ River Rat Studio, Marietta (12-1-12) Recording the Mandolin track for "Riding On"
Rearranging the Arrangement JW & Bill work with Cellist Cynthia Puls on the narrative bed/intro for Cashtown Road
Cynthia Puls, Cellist @ River Rat Studio (12-1-12) A gorgeous Cello intro recorded today!!
Mr. Lipton Troubadour of the Telecaster
Cynthia Puls, 12-1-12, Marietta Cello!
JW @ River Rat Studio (12-1-12) The Taylor Solidbody gets put on Tremolo Rhythm duty for "Gone to the Ages"
Go Time Cynthia and Bill prepare to record...
Recording Progress 12-6-12 Almost done...end of December is looking good for completion of the tracking.
Larry Groce, Host & Co-Founder of Mountain Stage Larry graces "The FOG" as its Narrator!!
Tim O'Brien joins The FOG Grammy winning Americana legend contributes the Fiddle
River Rat Studio, December 15, 2012 David George, Jessica Baldwin, and JW put the finishing touches on "Bread Alone"
Jessica Baldwin & DJ Archer with JW @ River Rat Studio 12-15-12
Colton Pack, River Rat Studio, 12-29-12 Singing the role of Jack Skelly
Justin Arthur, River Rat Studio, 12-29-12 Finding the groove for "Gone to the Ages"
River Rat Studio, Marietta, Ohio, 12-29-12 Todd, Colton & JW
The Final Track Todd has the last track - January 5, 2013, Marietta, Ohio
Colton Pack Colton doing his thing
Mountain Stage Poster June 30, 2013 Mountain Stage Show - Sold Out!
Mountain Stage Live - June 30, 2013 (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage) JW, Todd Burge, Berke McKelvey, Ammed Solomon & Ted Harrison perform "The Prodigal's Lilt"
Mountain Stage Live - June 30 #2 (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage) JW & Todd perform "Riding On"
Mountain Stage Live - June 30 #3 (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage) Ted Harrison, Jessica Baldwin & Berke McKelvey perform "Bread Alone"
On Mountain Stage - Charleston, WV (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage) Ryan Kennedy, JW, Ammed, Jessica, Ted & Berke McKelvey performing "Bread Alone"
"It's what she'd have wanted..." JW, Ryan Kennedy, Jessica, and Berke McKelvey - Bread Alone (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)
Mountain_Stage_Finale (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage) The big finale! Jessica, JW, Todd with Bob Thompson, Jason Isbell, Lora Faye, Amanda Shires, Stephen Kellogg & Larry Groce
Mountain Stage - Charleston, WV The incomparable Mountain Stage Band
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_5 Basking in the thrill of being a part of Mountain Stage
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_7 Ammed, JW, & Ted lay down the rhythm while Todd Burge testifies on "Riding On"
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_8 The wonderful Jessica Baldwin
Mountain Stage - June 30, 2013 Bob Thompson's Lead Sheet for "The Good Soldiers"
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_9 A wonderful experience!
"On this Bread Alone..." Jessica emotes with support from JW, Ryan Kennedy, Berke McKelvey & Ted
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_11 Game planning: JW, Todd, Ted, Berke McKelvey & Larry Groce
Mountain_Stage_Sound_Check_13 Ryan Kennedy, Ted, Ammed & Michael prepare to do a practice run on The FOG set
Staging up for the Mountain Stage finale - June 30, 2013 - Charleston, WV Including Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Jessica, JW, Todd, Lora Faye, Stephen Kellogg & Larry Groce (Photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)
Tim O'Brien with John A. Walsh JW got to open for two-time Grammy Award winner, Tim O'Brien on February 13, 2015
Larry Groce The FOG's Narrator, the incomparable Larry Groce
Michael Lipton The FOG Electric Guitar Master
Promotional Poster Peoples Bank Theatre Show (2/5/16)
Live FOG, Feb 5, 2016 Todd Burge sings Cashtown Road with The FOG band
The FOG Band Bill White, Ammed Solomon, Ted Harrison & Michael Lipton (2/5/16)
The FOG Ensemble Taking a bow at show's end, Peoples Bank Theatre, Marietta, Ohio 2/5/16
Cover Art - November '12 Version Work in progress - leaning toward full color back and front at this point...