Thinking back on recording our Ardent Session with the Colour Revolt, it really sunk in to me how incredible it is that there is a place as successful and still happening as Ardent that is willing to do something as modern as the Ardent Sessions. I have had the pleasure of playing three Ardent Sessions, first with Antenna Shoes then later with Jeffrey James and the Haul, both Memphis based bands, and most recently with the Colour Revolt, whose members are scattered across the mid south.
When I heard that the Colour Revolt were going to be able to do an Ardent Session, I started gushing to all the guys in the band about how incredible a studio Ardent is and how much fun it is getting to walk around and just look at all the incredible recording gear not to mention albums and artists that have all come through those halls doing exactly what we’ve come there to do. It might have been that we had been on the road for nearly three months, but I definitely felt proud to be able to share the experience with some musicians I respect and that I know also appreciate what Ardent has to offer.
I’ve now had the opportunity to listen to the recording we made and am extremely proud to have a document of the Colour Revolt as solid and live sounding as the finished product turned out. All of the engineers that worked on the project, especially Alan Burcham, really nailed it.
I look forward to every single time I get to record at Ardent and hope I’m able to get back in there as soon as possible. It really is the perfect environment to make records and anybody who is into that sort of thing should definitely come to Memphis and check it out!