While we use session players on almost all of our recording projects,
Shotgun Alley is a self-contained band; and, understandably, they felt
that they wanted to have the band's own sound come across on the CD.
So they handled all the guitars, bass and drums, and we used session
musicians only for some extra overdubs of instruments not played by
the band members; a fiddle here, a steel there, etc. The goal was to
keep the energy and edge of the band's live sound, while giving the
songs a bit more structure and more interesting arrangements in
the studio. I feel that we definitely succeeded, and you can hear the
results on our second New Artist Series CD, Catchin' Fire.
- Steve Haggard

Shotgun Alley writes:

We're very enthused about our band's inclusion in the Wild Oats
Records "New Artist Series" CD. Having just finished up our final
mixes, we're all very pleased with the results.

Our main concern about being "produced" by a label was that we
would lose the edge from our sound. But with Steve's production
and Eric's engineering skill, our sound was captured, not sterilized.

Steve was very open to our ideas about the production of our music
and did not make us bend to fit the Nashville mold. All of this, plus
hazelnut coffee, and occasional trips to Bongo Java, Circle K, and the

What more could we ask for ?

e-mail Marty Gibson of Shotgun Alley: mistergibbysmultimedia@yahoo.com