Night Owl

The Notes

Night Owl, released in January 2013, made the top 30 on the Americana Radio Chart top 10 on the Euroamericana Chart. It’s an album filled with story songs, soulful and honest acoustic tracks and moody full band arrangements. It is more of a late night relaxing listen than many of Ted’s other records. Compiled from recording sessions in L.A., Nashville and Tulsa, it is cinematic and moody and has the heart of a singer-songwriter record.

Ted wrote or co-wrote every song on this set. Some of the notable co-writers are Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Will Hoge, Katy Moffatt, Eric Paslay, Dylan Altman and Jim McCormick.

The Players

Special guests include Michael Webb (Bobby Keys, Gary Allan, Fugutive Glue), Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam, Gene Edwards), Chuck Blackwell (Leon Russell, Taj Mahal, Matt Mason), Jerry Roe (k.d. lang, Gretchen Wilson), John Schreffler (Shooter Jennings, Broken Bravado), Tommi Viksten (the Munsons).

The Team

Basic tracks recorded by

Mark Rains at the Station House, Echo Park, CA
Mike Esser at 16 Tons Studios, Nashville, CAJim Doyle at Doyle Audio, Santa Monica, CA
Les Moorman at the Musicians Workshop, Claremore, OK
Scott Lorenzini at Lorenzini Studios, Los Angeles, CA
John Hurley at Dollar Digital Recording, Nashville, TN
TRK at home and in various hotel rooms across America

Overdubs recorded by

Kyle Mann at KyleMann.com, Nashville, TN
Jeffrey Saenz at Modern Electric Recorders, Dallas, TX
John Schreffler at Fulton Manor, Los Angeles, CA
TRK at home and even more hotel rooms across America

Mixed by

TRK & Mark Rains at the Station House, Echo Park, CA
except for At The End Of the Day mixed by TRK & Kyle Mann
Mastered by John Golden

Executive Producers

Connor Reinhardt III
Charles Berolzeimer

Artwork

Photos: Deone Jahnke
Back cover photo: Zack Hudson
Graphic design: Paul Moore

Instruments

Ted proudly plays
Gibson and Hard Luck Kings guitars, basses & mandolins,
LaBella strings, Ampeg amps, and Dave’s accordians