PAINT BY NUMBERS is a diverse musical ride with narrative themes focusing on the arts, creative survival, current social & political economic structures, and the recent occupy movement. Andrew assembles a lineup of band-mates & musicians he’s worked with over the past six years & hand-picked for this project, forming a rock band to attack the senses. Recorded by Christopher Freeland (Wye Oak, Bosley, Secret Mountains) and Mastered by Roger Seibel (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Elliott Smith).
Released 06 March 2012
All Songs, Lyrics, Sequencing, Music, and Arrangements written by Andrew Luttrell
© 2011 Andrew Luttrell - Echoeseven Music (BMI)
Andrew Luttrell: lead vocal, lead & rhythm electric guitar, mandolin, piano
Shane Grimm: rhythm & lead electric guitar, lap steel, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocal
Mark Hutchins: bass guitar, acoustic & classical guitar, backing vocal
Chris McGraw: drums, percussion, backing vocal
Dave Hadley: pedal steel
Kirk Kness: organ
Kevin Kutz: fiddle
Christopher Freeland: additional percussion
Produced by Andrew Luttrell.
Recorded, Engineered, and Co-Produced by Christopher Freeland at Beat Babies Studios:
Woodstock, Maryland from June to December 2011.
Mixed by Christopher Freeland: Baltimore, Maryland in January 2012, with Andrew Luttrell.
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering: Phoenix, Arizona in February 2012.
Full color lyric book / artwork / paintings / drawings / photography by Andrew Luttrell. Album Cover Front & Back Packaging Art & Design by Kat Rafferty.
Singer / Songwriter ANDREW LUTTRELL (EchoSeven; The Coal Mountain Ramblers; Luttrell Noon & Wenger) and SHANE GRIMM (EchoSeven; Moon) share live recordings of several acoustic tunes they performed together from April to October of 2010. This full-length CD captures the raw energy and passion for live musical expression & improvisation – including some of Andrew’s original material from previous studio albums as well as selected cover songs from a powerful arsenal of legendary artists like Neil Young, The Cowboy Junkies, The Grateful Dead, and more.
ANDREW LUTTRELL & SHANE GRIMM:
Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Effect Pedals
With Special Guests
CHRIS McGRAW (Shakedown Suite) Drums during “Row Jimmy”
MARK HUTCHINS: (The Coal Mountain Ramblers) Acoustic Guitar during “Give You Away”, “Whiskey in the Jar”, “Ann Marie”
APRIL GRIMM: Lead Vocal during “Thank You”
13 songs. Live recording archivist: Andrew Luttrell
© 2010 Echoeseven Music LTD
"On April 4th and 18th of 2009, THE COAL MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS were very lucky to have been gifted the opportunity to record material as a group at the historic Peabody Conservatory - in their state of the art recording studio in Baltimore. It was a total of four sessions of recording time, plus two additional sessions of mixing and mastering to be done in May. Originally we were just going to focus on four songs to complete for sound engineer Evgueni (Eugene) Opredelennov's final graduate project - starting with initial groundwork tracks on March 21 (which included special guest CRAIG CARMEN from ECHOSEVEN on Drums) and then SKIP NOON from LUTTRELL, NOON & WENGER sitting in on Bass Guitar on April 12. Then Eugene heard our first two albums and was pleasantly intrigued by what we were really all about, so during our last session on April 18th, the four original members of the CMR set up and recorded live sets in the studio... as we would for a concert, each isolated within individual tracks for post-mixing. The result was yet another magical experience for the CMR. It never fails when we are nothing but ourselves. Having finished the four multi-track songs, we just unloaded sets which we (as always) hadn't planned nor discussed, as Eugene continued to show his true talent and passion for recording and engineering. When it was all said and done, with 17 songs, over 100 minutes of recorded material (multi-track & live), everything sounded so good and was so much fun that we decided to release as much of it as possible. Alas, recorded in 4 days, The Coal Mountain Ramblers: THE PEABODY SESSIONS is here for your enjoyment, and ours." -Andrew Luttrell
Recorded April 2009 at The Peabody Conservatory Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Eugene Opredelennov.
Produced by Andrew Luttrell. Cover Art by Andrew Luttrell.
THE COAL MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS:
Andrew Luttrell: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Foot Pedals, Bic
Mark Calhoun: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Foot Pedals
Tim Custer Jr: Vocals, Percussion, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Kutz: Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo
With Special Guests on Songs 2, 5, 10, 13.
Craig Carmen: Drums
Skip Noon: Bass Guitar
© 2009 Echoeseven Music LTD
Two and a half years after their first album “Scorched Sentiments”, LUTTRELL, NOON & WENGER return to the recording studio for their eclectic new 2009 release, LOCO MOTION COMIN’. This album offers a wide range of influences and styles, all connected to its respective primary band members, Andrew Luttrell, Skip Noon & John Wenger; including bluegrass, rock-n-roll, folk, electric jazz-fusion, and improvisation. Once again, impressive original material by singer/songwriter Andrew Luttrell combined with songs written by songwriter/co-producer talent Skip Noon (long-time acoustic partnership with vocalist John Wenger) bring a pleasing combination of acoustic/electric music. Original band mate Dave Hadley from their first album returns playing Pedal Steel, Eugene Yun joins the group on violin, and ECHOSEVEN drummer Craig Carmen appears as a special guest on 11 songs. There is something here to be enjoyed by all kinds of music fans.
Physical CD includes full lyrics booklet. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this compact disc serve as a donation to Multiple Sclerosis research.
Recorded at Glen Arm Studio, Baltimore, Maryland: February 2008 – February 2009. Produced by Andrew Luttrell and Skip Noon. Album art, layout & design by Andrew Luttrell.
ANDREW LUTTRELL: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ, Mandolin, Harmonica.
SKIP NOON: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Piano, Slide Guitar.
JOHN WENGER: Vocals.
CRAIG CARMEN: Drums.
EUGENE YUN: Violin.
DAVE HADLEY: Pedal Steel, Dobro.
CHRISTIAN SEMICH: Violin on “Gypsy Magic Workin”.
© 2009 Echoeseven Music LTD
The Coal Mountain Ramblers recorded LIVE IN CONCERT between January & September 2008.
16 songs recorded live out of 178 different songs performed during a nine-month period, while not conforming to any set list preparation.
Song selection and album production by Andrew Luttrell & Mark Calhoun.
Original material, traditional, and various rare cover songs written by such artists as The Beatles, Van Morrison, Dire Straits, Traffic, Pink Floyd, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
The Coal Mountain Ramblers:
Andrew Luttrell: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Foot Pedals
Mark Calhoun: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Foot Pedals
Tim Custer Jr.: Percussion, Harmonica, Backing Vocals
Kevin Kutz: Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo
With Special Guest on select songs:
Mark Hutchins: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Live Concert Recordings Archived and Mastered by Andrew Luttrell.
© 2008 Echoeseven Music LTD.
The Coal Mountain Ramblers: CMR TO THE MAX
Andrew Luttrell, Mark Calhoun, Tim Custer Jr., Kevin Kutz
Contemporary Improvisational Acoustic Roots Music:
The CMR's first official CD release "CMR to the Max" features all live music with no multi-tracking or overdubs, taken mostly from two days of recording in July 2007. The disc contains a majority of original songs, a few standards arranged by The CMR, and a band favorite performed for the first time: "Catfish John". As a matter of fact, almost the entire album is 'first takes', and those takes were improv 'on-the-spot' versions... played among a sea of songs that constructed elaborate sets of music not even discussed nor planned by the band. Celebrating one of the things the Ramblers cherish most about performing live music: "the moment", this CD spans a wide variety of acoustic songwriting, genres, and vivid soulful imagery.
Included are Mark Calhoun's "One Fine Day", "Falling", "Around the Wheel", and a hauntingly epic version of "Judgment Day Blues" which merges effortlessly into Andrew Luttrell's "Trinidad Cove". Also including Andrew's "So Many So Little", "2000 Child", Tim Custer Jr's "Santos", the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" beautifully navigated by Kevin Kutz, and much more.
A total of 15 tracks clocking in at 77 minutes, this CD is certainly filled "to the Max", as well as obviously played "to the Max". Mark Calhoun simply describes it best in its liner notes.
Original artwork by Kevin Kutz will grace the cover of this album. Inspired from the recording sessions themselves, and consisting of direct images from that memorable weekend in July, this beautiful 3' x 3' oil on linen "CMR to the Max" was painted between July - September 2007.
Produced by The Coal Mt Ramblers. MIxed, Edited, and Mastered by Andrew Luttrell. © 2007 Echoeseven Music LTD
ECHO7: EchoSeven CD
Electric rock-n-roll power-trio ECHOSEVEN with frontman/singer/songwriter Andrew Luttrell, known for his genuine original music & live cover-song interpretation in rock, folk, blues, progressive and improvisational jam-band genres.
Recorded live in Baltimore, MD from performances between April-June 2007.
Lead Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica, Ebow, Pedals, Backing Vocal on "Fearless"
Drums, Backing Vocal, Lead Vocal on "Fearless"
Bass Guitar, Pedals
12 Original & cover songs. Live Concert Recordings Archived and Mastered by Andrew Luttrell.
© 2007 Echoeseven Music LTD
LUTTRELL, NOON & WENGER is an acoustic roots-folk-rock trio, with traditional ballad, the blues, and bluegrass flavors mixed in a solid musical blend of established songwriting by Andrew Luttrell & Skip Noon.
12 original songs, and physical CD's include complete lyric book with artwork. Cover & art design by Andrew Luttrell. Produced by Skip Noon.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Compact Disc serves as a donation to Multiple Sclerosis Research.
"John and I have been the best of friends for a long time. So much so, that we’ve never really let anyone get close enough to bridge our friendship. Until last summer. An acquaintance of mine named Mitch, who heard some of my music, told me that Andy was a good singer/songwriter and that I should look him up. So I did, and this album is the result of our collaboration over the last year. To say that John and I have both gotten close to Andy is an understatement. I feel like I’ve known him forever, and I believe John feels the same way. We had one introductory session in July of 2005 and never looked back. That’s why the music works – we like each other’s songs and the chemistry among us allows our creativity to flourish. Andy’s musical influences are somewhat different from mine. His musical taste is wrapped around the grit and soul of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead, and his melodies and lyrics are representative of intense introspection. To watch him perform live is an experience not to be missed. His energy level seems to climb as the music progresses, and his relation to the audience intensifies as he delivers each of his songs with passion and verve. That same intensity is also present in the studio recordings heard here. John and I, on the other hand, embraced Paul Simon, Dan Fogelberg, Cat Stevens and James Taylor, opting for finger-picked ballads rather than hard-strummed songs. John has been my singing voice over the years; I was blessed with the gift of music but wasn’t much of a singer. His smooth articulation and melodic singing style are a delight to those who have heard him sing. As a beginner on the guitar at the age of 12, I completely ignored artists like Dylan in favor of Peter, Paul & Mary and The Beatles. Only now, many years later, have I come to a full understanding of what those artists had and still have to offer. Which brings me to the meld of Andy’s musical style with mine – it was a magical collision waiting to happen. This recording is about sentiment – ideas colored by emotion. From the abusive and desperate struggle of promising freedom in "Ann Marie", the bleak state of mind belonging to a man named "Jamie Moore", to the heartfelt speculation of loss in "If You Were Gone", and the belief that hope springs eternal in "Fountain of Youth", we have attempted to take you on a musical journey charged with narrative feeling. We added a little fun too, with the fourth offering on the album, "Why Don’t We Let Mama Sleep In". These songs are very real for us. They capture encounters that we’ve had on our walk through life, and bring meaning to those events through the medium of music. It is our hope that you enjoy this compilation, and that you can relate to some of what life has taught us through our experience."
- Skip Noon, May 2006
Andrew Luttrell: Lead & Backing Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Acoustic & ElectricGuitars, Mandolin, Harmonica, Percussion
Skip Noon: Rhythm & Lead Acoustic Guitars, 5-String Banjo, Acoustic Piano, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion
John Wenger: Lead & Backing Vocals
Merl Johnson: Fiddle
Dave Hadley: Pedal Steel
Greg Thompkins: Tenor Saxophone
Janet Griffin: Lead Vocal on "The Blues Are All I've Got..."
© 2006 Echoeseven Music LTD