Snakes and Ladders - John Hollingum w/ Michael Jeronimo by Michael Jeronimo published on 2012/04/15 15:51:39 +0000 John Hollingum asked me if I could play lead guitar over his (excellent) tune. John sent the raw files to me (hear the original demo version here (http://soundcloud.com/michaeljeronimo/snakes-and-ladders-1/s-ciqMV) and I got to work. First, I had my friend, Phil Santilli, play drums. Next, I replaced the bass guitar to better match the feel of the new drum track. Then I added lap steel guitar for a melodic hook. John had mentioned perhaps adding an organ, so I used a Leslie effect on a guitar to get a sound vaguely like an organ. There’s a second guitar to fill things out a bit, and finally, the lead at the end. I mixed the track and John and I had a couple rounds of comments and tweaks and this is the result. Thanks to John for asking me to play on his tune and giving me the leeway to experiment a bit. It was a lot of fun. It might take me weeks to get this song out of my head (great singing John)!