Bonus track: (Little Baby) Under the Star​/​1st take demo.

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This was the 1st take (and therefor a rough mix) of Under The Star.
Making this song was a big fun.
i include it here (with the lead-off track "finished" version) because it's a bit of a demonstration of how i work. Vocals & guitars were re-cut after this initial "trail run."
I tend to work up the ideas for a song pretty fast. Chord progressions, & melodies can come pretty quick. But, the filigree parts are the ones that i like to concentrate on. You can do a lot with two guitars, bass & drums, if you give them a distinctive voice and don't over-think their inter-play.
My secondary parts are almost always composed & executed "on the fly."
enjoy,
bill

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Athens, Ga. 90's radio rockers, Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with great artists such as Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work,
"The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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