I should have punch cards like at the yogurt shop for regular “Songs and Stories” guests. With every 10 visits you get…er…uhm...Okay, maybe I didn't think that one out all the way through.
This episode (#116) is a visit with Chris Kee, who’s no stranger to this show. He sat around my kitchen table with Travis Jones (of Houston Jones) way back in episodes #31 and #32. And I caught up with Chris and *all* of Houston Jones a year or so later in episode #82.
I caught up with Chris recently when he and "Springhouse", his latest project, dropped by for a live appearance on a Sunday morning slot during "Please Stand By". We chatted out back after their interview and performance.
Springhouse is a trio made up of Chris, his wife Jane Selkye, and their pal David Phillips (on dobro and pedal steel). While still a very acoustic effort like Houston Jones, Springhouse is a sparse sound. There’s a bit more room around the instruments (Chris plays stand-up bass and cello) that perfectly back Jane’s singing, and David’s playing.
In this episode, you’ll hear samples of “Three Crow Town” and “In Love Before the Last Call” off the Springhouse debut, “Colville”. We’ll chat about the recording itself, which was done live onto analog tape at Cookie Marenco’s OTR studios (Cookie was a podcast guest back in episodes #83 and #84). And we’ll learn how purchasing a special notebook and a cool astronaut pen keeps Chris’ songwriting juices flowing.