Say No More

Live at Soho in Santa Barbara, California – Jan. 3, 2017

Sean McCue (acoustic guitar & vocals), Michelle Beauchesne (cello), Todd Capps (piano).

Words & Music by Sean McCue. ©2017 McCusic (ASCAP).

Video by Nina McCue.

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The Truth is Out

Here is a song called “The Truth is Out” from the Jan. 3, 2017 show at Soho in Santa Barbara.

Video by Nina McCue.

Sean McCue (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals), Tariqh Akoni (electric guitar), Michelle Beauchesne (cello & Vocals), Todd Capps (piano) and Randy Tico (bass).

Words & Music by Sean McCue. ©2017 McCusic (ASCAP).

There is an album version available here from the album “After the Fire“.

 

 

 

You Can’t Have My Soul

Recently I produced this single for Jason Campbell called “You Can’t Have My Soul”. The idea was to go to a place he hasn’t gone before stylistically. Typically Jason performs live singing and playing his acoustic guitar with his backup band. We decided to take a left turn and feature Jason’s bass playing and vocals, and go for an electronic groove vibe in the vein of Thievery Corporation or Hotel Costes, but with a bit more of Jason’s live drive and energy.

It would be cool to hear a full length album like this!

Check it out on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-cant-have-my-soul-single/id1150737681

Spotify:

Beyond This Moment

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Beyond This Moment
An Evening of Music at SOhO Featuring:

Jon Lawton, Sean McCue, Bill Flores & Michelle Beauchesne
Special Guest: Mike FishellTue, November 24, 2015
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – Get Directions
$10.00

The Musicians are:

Jon Lawton

Jon Lawton

Jon is a singer-songwriter originally from Southern California. He spent his college years, and many after that in Omaha, NE., learning the craft of songwriting and leading bands in several popular acoustic and electric bands. In 1987, Jon found his way to Santa Barbara where played guitar and sang for the popular Santa Barbara band, The Pontiax. He is an accomplished songwriter who is interested in telling stories about people he has known, and places he has been, as well as exploring humorous and tender themes. In this group, Jon plays the guitar and banjo in his own unique style to support his singing. The band performs his songs from Beyond This Moment, as well as songs from Jon’s large collection of original material. He currently lives in Oakland, Ca., and is active in that vibrant music scene, playing as much as ever.
Bill Flores

Bill Flores

Bill is an eighth-generation Californian living in Ventura and one of the preferred sidemen throughout the Central Coast. The master of several instruments: pedal-steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, saxophone, and accordion, his recording and performing credits would make a book, a long book. Bill is currently touring with Jeff Bridges and the Abiders.
Michelle Beauchesne

Michelle Beauchesne

Michelle Beauchesne is an accomplished Conservatory-trained cellist. She began playing at the age of 7 and already has had an illustrious career working with mega-artists such as Leonard Bernstein, Placido Domingo, Natalie Cole, Andrea Boticelli, and Isaac Stern. She and Sean have a unique, soulful blend and dynamic range. Sean and Michelle have made 1 CD (After the Fire) featuring their music as well as 2 very popular CDs (Dolce Album, Cello Lullaby) featuring Michelle on solo cello. She has also released 2 Christmas CDs that Sean produced. For the SOhO performance, the band has worked up several of Michelle’s original compositions, AND Michelle has some vocal harmonies as well.
Sean McCue

Sean McCue

Sean is currently very active writing, recording and producing music at his Coyote Road recording studio. He is a fantastic guitarist and singer and was one of the primary songwriters for the band Summercamp, which had releases with Maverick Records through the late ‘90s. Sean has written (and recorded) music for TV and film, and produced CDs and recordings for Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Alastair Greene for Delta Groove Records. In this band, Sean plays and sings songs from his own solo recordings and compositions made for Beyond This Moment

Somewhere in Time

Cello: Michelle Beauchesne. Guitar: Sean McCue. Written by John Barry, from the Somewhere in Time – Soundtrack.

Last night I learned, interpreted and spontaneously recorded this little instrumental called “Somewhere in Time” for a special occasion I was asked to play this weekend. This is a live duet with Michelle Beauchesne playing her cello, while I’m outlining the chords on my acoustic guitar. I like the atmosphere of the live stereo recording, so thought I would share.

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For the audio geeks (like me): I placed an Avantone CK-40 Stereo Multi-Pattern FET Microphone a few feet away in my studio with both capsules set to cardioid in X/Y with the low-cut ON, and ran the signal through a Grace 801 preamp and into Logic Pro.

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