Bobby Kyle Produces New Album

To All the Ships at Sea –

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I’m always amazed that when working on a project, that will last the better part of a year, you start taking things for granted and that’s a bad thing. I’ve been unofficially Bobby Kyle’s photographer for the better part of three decades. He never ceases to push the envelope with his music, as applicable to his lyrics and guitar riffs. The reality is he’s awesome!

On this still unnamed album, by Juicy Baby Records, Bobby’s added one of my favorite instruments – the saxophone (reference my brother Hugh Brodie.) After one postponement Vanessa Collier was there laying down some tracks on two of Bobby’s new songs. Vanessa is a super star, plays all over the world and is in demand. She’s a great sax player, vocalist and has an unbelievable knowledge of the technical aspects of the music business. While I was there, she laid down a track, came into the control room and discussed with Bobby several different arrangements on how to get the most out of the riff. Not an accident that her cap said Berkeley School of Music. This young lady is the real deal! She’s a mega star in the offing. She’s critical, tight, precise and wants the take as perfect as possible (20 or 30 takes.) That’s the great news. The not so great news is that with 6 hours with Vanessa, I was only able to shoot a total of 12 minutes. However, it was 12 minutes I won’t forget. Hell, I will also remember the remarkable hours I spent just listening! Bobby’s taught me a lot about music and Vanessa blew the top of my head off! Fuji XT II and 16mm f/1.4 , 50mm f/2. Thanks Bobby, Vanessa and Alan.

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Bobby Kyle and the Administers

Bobby Kyle © Joe DiMaggio

To All The Ships At Sea – It never ceases to amaze me that an artist like Bobby Kyle can not only play an amazing guitar but write ten brand new songs in a relatively short period of time (six months)???  Bobby writes the music, the lyrics and the music for all the instruments and then compiles some of the finest, internationally known guitarists, keyboarders and horns.  His ability to actually produce his own album is just another level of his expertise.  As far as hardware is concerned, the best guitarist, the best drums, the best amps, and the ability to actually produce the complete album is really unheard of in this day and age.  At this point, you probably think that I am a great Bobby Kyle fan, and you would be correct.  You would think that Bobby doesn’t have any flaws and you would be wrong.  When I ask him a simple question like, what is the name of the new album his answer is, “I don’t know”, and it drives me crazy.  Please let me share a few more photos of the sessions.

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