Playing Music Together While Remaining Apart



She's Already Gone by Bruce Lang and The Dixie Doughboys Recorded April 2020



Musicians:

Bruce Lang, Asheville, NC - writer, vocalist, guitar

Billy Lang, Queens, NY - drums, glockenspiel, vocal harmony

Guy “Fooch” Fischetti, Woodstock, NY - pedal steel guitar

Skeeter Starke, Nashville, TN - guitar, vocal harmony, lyric interpretation

Rick Palley, Queens, NY - bass guitar

Intro:


Here is a music video that was recorded by the members of The Dixie Doughboys band this past April 2020 during the Covid lockdown. This band played together between 1980-1992 in the NY metropolitan area.  Several members had moved away from NY/CT area by 1992 and we disbanded.  We have remained friends and kept in touch, but hadn’t played together as a band for 25 years until this recording.

The Process:


Bruce Lang is the writer and vocalist of this tune She’s Already Gone.  He had the idea that the lockdown was the time to record a song together remotely.  He started by recording a reference track with the guitar and vocal and sent it to each of us asking us to record our parts and also send him a video of us recording it.  We each played our parts while listening to the reference track.  Then we sent him the audio tracks and videos.  He put the audio tracks in his ProTools recording software and mixed it together.  The reference track had a count off at the beginning before the song started which we left on the tracks we sent back so he was able to sync all the individual tracks using that.  He did something similar with the video.



Personal Notes:


I am a professional musician by trade, and most people in the business know me by my nickname “Fooch”.  The instrument I’m playing is called a Pedal Steel Guitar.  


There is a Teac 3340 tape deck running in the background.  I got it from a dear friend who has recently passed and after refurbishing it to get it working I put it in the video for a visual and tribute.   Also in the background of the video is my Icom 7300 with its waterfall display.

Guy “Fooch” Fischetti KD2TLF




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