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While recording at Sun Studios for the PBS series "Sun Studio Sessions",

Greyhounds met Memphis native and acclaimed engineer, Matt Ross-Spang.

Soon afterwards, Matt moved his operation to Sam Phillips Recording studio.

Greyhounds were very familiar with the studio, and its deep history, and had

always wanted to record there. It is the type of place that you walk into and are

transported to another era. A perfect place to make the type of record Greyhounds

were interested in making. A less produced, and more spontaneous style of

recording, all straight to tape like many of the classic music that was made there in

its heyday. Coincidentally, Ross-Spang has made a name for him self as a

student of that old school style of making records.

Due to the high demand for the studio and Matts services, as well as

Greyhounds busy touring schedule, it was challenging to find a time when they

could work together. Finally a small window of time opened up ( 3 Days ) and

Greyhounds made the trip from Austin, to Memphis to begin recording.

Pulling from 17 years of songwriting, Greyhounds had plenty of material to

choose from. "It was a chance to look back at some of our favorite tunes that we

never had recorded" ( Trube ). Because there were only 3 days in which to record

and mix the record. Greyhounds knew they would have to be ready to perform

these songs seamlessly, just like they would at a live show. "When recording to

tape you have to make commitments. It is a lesson in letting go and not getting

hung up on things. Its liberating" (Trube).

Greyhounds proceeded to Memphis and recorded and mixed 13 songs over the

course of 3 days all live to 8 track 1" tape, with some special guest appearances

from some of their good friends Will Sexton, Amy LaVere, and Art Edmaiston.

"When you are going at that pace, you don't get a lot of time to second guess

yourself. You learn to trust your instincts and be more present in the

moment." ( Farrell ).

“Cheyenne Valley Drive” is a product of a band at the height of their game,

making music in a studio that has been virtually untouched by time, recording in

the style that many of their musical heroes used. Basically a dream come true. A

dream they want to share with you.

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