Once again, I’m proud to mention that Florida non-profit Rock By The Sea has released its second collection of songs, “Write By the Sea Vol. 2.” Among the artists who congregated in a St. George Island, Florida house to write, produce, engineer and record the 11-track album were Music City’s Michael Logen, Steve Everett and the subject of this round of 11 Questions, Brian Fechino. Brian produced and played guitar on the record.
Give a listen to Brian’s playing on Michael Logen and Shannon LaBrie’s “All I Can Do.” He had this to say to American Songwriter about producing this project: “Sitting in the producer’s chair for “Write by the Sea, Vol. 2” allows me to see the incredible chemistry of all the artists in and out of the writing rooms. This group really had fun and brought the magic which you can hear in the songs. I felt very lucky to be there.”
Fechino also serves as a member of the Pat McGee Band and has three instrumental records released on his own. His latest was “Christmas Time” which debuted last holiday season.
Thanks to Brian for visiting the 11 Questions desk and for donating your time to Rock By The Sea and its great cause. You can watch Brian and some of his friends in this recent “Rock By The Stream” benefit performance.
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
Richmond VA. I moved to Nashville twice. First in 1993, and then again in 2018. There were more opportunities for me as a guitarist and producer here.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
The first were Van Halen II and Kiss’s Alive II on vinyl at Harmony Hut. Last was The Carpenters Christmas record from iTunes.
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
The Police and R.E.M. were the first, and Red Wanting Blue were the last.
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
I actually don’t. I cook and enjoy the coffee at the studio. Lame, I know.
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
Neil Young’s Harvest is ONE of my favorites
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
Waffle House never disappoints.
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Chuck Cannon, Jeffery Steele and Chuck Jones. And Mac Davis too!
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
The Basement, Exit/In and Mercy Lounge.
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here?
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
Hopefully more writing, sessions, producing and mixing. And to grow at all of them.