Recording "Long Roots"
"Long Roots" is the critically acclaimed debut album by Montana singer-songwriter David White, released in the summer of 2014.
The record includes 11 original songs that feature the unique acoustic talents of musicians who are truly legendary. The album’s sonic emphasis is one of restraint and understated production, allowing David’s storytelling and smooth baritone voice to take center stage.
The album features Jerry Douglas (dobro), Chris Thile (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (guitar and banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle). Rounding out the band are Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Greg Garrison (upright bass) and Eric Darken (percussion). Harmony vocals are provided by JoAnna Janet and Dan Tyminski. All lead vocals are performed by David White, who also contributes additional guitars and percussion.
"Long Roots" was recorded live over two rainy days at Dark Horse Studio, Franklin, Tennessee (pictured) with Brent King as the engineer. Subsequent overdubs (pedal steel, mandolin, additional guitars and vocals) were done at Blackbird Studio, Footpath Studio, Station West, and Skaggs Place Studio, all in the Nashville area. Pro Tools editing was done by David White, and the album was mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Gary Paczosa.
The record was produced by David White.
“Long Roots” was released on June 9, 2014, on the Footpath Records label.