After 15 years of playing, touring and recording with artists like Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Toby Lightman and Julian Velard, singer/songwriter Josh Dodes returns with his first new album since 2003, The Otis Darling EP. We're choosing his rollicking, piano-centric new single "Sunny" as our THURSDAY TRACK PICK this week.
"This is the first song from my new record," Dodes tells Keyboard. "It's a feel-good song about an ordinary guy who knows he's smart and funny enough to win over the popular girl, if he can just get her attention for a minute!"
Dodes did a lot of work on his latest project using virtual instruments. "I mostly used Native Instruments Komplete 10 suite, which I absolutely love," he explains. "Their vintage keys and organs are awesome, and with only a little tweaking, I was able to get them to do exactly what I wanted. I also used a small handful of patches I programmed on my trusty Roland XV-88, which has been my main board for going on 18 years!"
Josh Dodes gained national acclaim for his unique brand of piano-based pop/rock as the leader of the Josh Dodes Band, which toured extensively and was featured on VH1's Emmy-nominated Bands on the Run.
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