(Welcome to In the Studio, a section on A to Z that spotlights -- what else? -- local artists in the studio. If you are also recording/recently recorded -- or are a studio engineer/producer and working with people -- email me, with the phrase "In the Studio" in the subject heading.)
Who: Rough Shop (plus special guests) Where: Sawhorse Recording Studios With Whom: Engineers Jack Petracek & Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Recording Studios / Jack Petracek, Engineer & Mixing: Jack Petracek at Eagle Rare Studios (The band's producing.) When: Selected days Through October 23 What: Just Because It Was Christmas, a full-length Christmas CD featuring seven new original Christmas songs plus unexpected covers When due out? December 12 (CD release party)
Sounds like... "Christmas & holiday music for people who don't even think they like Christmas & holiday music," says John Wendland. Special guests? Wendland gives the following list, and promises that more are being added all the time: Steve Carosello (Love Experts) on lead vocals and harmony vocals, Kate Eddens (ex-Julia Sets) on lead vocals and harmony vocals, Toby Weiss (The Remodels) on lead vocals and harmony vocals, Jon Parsons (Transmitters) on organ and harmony vocals, Tim Sullivan (Red-Headed Strangers) on piano, Mike Tiefenbrun (ex-Rough Shop) on stand-up bass, Sean Anglin (ex-Rough Shop) on drums and Michael Ludwig on pedal steel.