Are you looking for a great solo act for your party venue? Steve Russell of Country Sync brings you music from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top and everything in between. He plays acoustic and electric guitars as well as keyboards and harmonica along with his own custom digital backing tracks.
Available for clubs and private parties alike, Steve brings the knowledge, experience, and most of all great music to your event or venue.
Well, I been in the studio for the last several months updating the playlist, working on vocals and song arrangements and thought a change of pace was needed. So, I’ve been hitting the bricks promoting the act, playing in other bands and soliciting the nearby venues in the Phoenix area.
Although many places are booked well in advance, I’ve had success talking to the owner/operaters about playing their venues and have received some great response.
I just want to take a moment to welcome everyone to 2014. We are excited about our upcoming performances, new song additions and website updates! See tuned for more details…
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
The last month has been full of exciting updates. I have been in the studio recording and mixing several new tracks (which are available for preview in the side bar).
Some new equipment has been obtained, adding to our live performance capabilities.
Stay safe in your travels wherever your holiday destination may take you!
After spending most of late summer in New England to “get away from it all” and the cooling temperatures here finally kicking here in the Phoenix area, it’s back to the studio.
Since we do all of our own backing tracks, it’s an assembly-line process to create a new song. It can take a while to learn and chart all the various instruments and vocal parts for any particular song.
We use a combination of MIDI software, tone modules and samplers along with real instruments to create the best possible results. Drums, bass and keyboard tracks are all sequenced individually and allows complete control over the end result.
Lead and harmony vocal parts as well as acoustic and electric guitars are recorded as separate tracks in our DAW (Digital Audio Workshop) and effects are added later as needed.
We also create dual mixes… One for recording (such as promational MP3s and CDs) and one for live performance (playback though our sound system).
The advantage of all these methods is… if you don’t like, you can change it!
Yes, this sounds like a lot of work (and it is!), but the final product is well worth it! Just keep on playin’!
When looking for a individual audio track player solution for WordPress to help showcase some demo songs, I found the Compact WordPress Audio/Music Player This plugin works fine in all browsers, but style-wise, it wasn’t quite there yet.
In the Recently-Added Tracks widget on the Country Sync home page, modifications were made to the plugin button images (reduced the image dimensions) and the CSS style sheet to better accommodate a list of song titles in the widget. Additional code was added to stop other previews from playing when a different demo track is selected.
It is now easier to do a one-click preview of each recently-added song directly on the home page!
To see a more complete list of what we’re working on, please visit our songs page. Full-length tracks are available to preview as well as other projects, song lists and much more.
We have just added two new demo tracks to our set list. A dynamic country power ballad from artist Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” and a chart-topper from 2012 by Luke Bryan called “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”. These tracks are available in the music player in the sidebar.
Give them a listen! You will not be disappointed!
Our video montage of “Wagon Wheel” has taken off this week! The number of views of this video in our our YouTube channel have quadrupled in the last couple of days, so we our very excited!
Thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for writing such a great song and to Darius Rucker for making it popular again!
If you’d like to view the video, click here.
Our brand new website is under construction! Please check back soon!