Blog - Making of The New Songbook

Lucia Comnes and Marco Piazolla at Fohheimschulhaus in Olten, Switzerland

San Francisco born und raised folk singer Lucia Comnes did some music lessons at a school in Olten, Switzerland, together with her guitarist Marco Piazzolla. A wonderful experience for musicians and students alike.

Marco Marchi & The Mojo Workers (Photo by Patrick Lüthy -

Not so easy to find musicians in Switzerland who are able to create that "Southern front porch session feeling". But Italian/Swiss band Marco Marchi & The Mojo Workers can. We were lucky to get some studio time between two shows of the band to record the instrumental track for "Homegrown Tomatoes"

Recording session in Basel, Switzerland

A first recording session for The New Songbook took place in Basel, Switzerland. We recorded a first series of of old classics like People In Your Neighborhood, I'm Walkin, What A Wonderful World and Choo'n'Gum. We had gathered some of Switzerland's finest musicians and they did a wonderful job. The vocals later were recorded in New York and Nashville.