As you may already know, Matthew Gerken, Jeff Pitcher, and myself have a big huge boxed set coming out later this month–a triple CD set of songs called Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs about 43 U.S. Presidencies.  It’s pretty amazing, really.  All the basic mixes are done and we’re headed to our beloved studio here in Sacramento to do the final mixes next month.  Yeow.  This will be quite a load off when it’s all done.
In any case, we’ll be taking this project to SXSW this year–my third time running–and subsequently we’ll be doing some touring for it as well.  It’s a big record for us, suffice to say. 
I asked Heather Phillips, our general helper and road manager (and Matthew’s womanfriend) to do some filming of our practices leading up to SXSW.  This is the first of those–clumsily edited by yours truly.   There will be more of these–many more.