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."




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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Athens, Ga. Americana artist w/ 70 plus albums, spanning a 20 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their prestigious "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He fronted the band Vigilantes of Love from 1991-2001. Mallonee has worked with other great artists such as Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, and Peter Buck from REM. ... more

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