Published on September 6th, 2011 | by Sock Monkey Sound2
Micky Rosenquist & The Black Squirrel Project
Micky Rosenquist, Rockford, IL area musician, instructor and drummer for many midwestern bands (Cameron McGill & What Army, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, & more) has launched his his own solo project. Production on Micky Rosenquist & The Black Squirrel record began in late August at Rosenquist’s own studio space, Underground Squirrel Studio in Rockford, IL.
The record will feature Rosenquist’s songs with many musicians he’s played with or befriended over the years making appearances throughout. Rosenquist is taking the reigns on many instruments while handing off the rhythm duties to session drummer/percussionist, Darren Garvey (Cameron McGill & What Army, Andreas Kapsalais Trio) & bassist, Karl Ropp (The Snaggs, Das Boton, The Gomows). Appearances by Cameron McGill, Miles Nielsen, Kevin Schwitters (The Braves), Barrett Martin (The Gomows), and many more are planned to flesh out a full-length album by 2012. The Black Squirrel Project is being co-produced by Daniel McMahon, Andy Whorehall and Rosenquist.
For now, enjoy 2 Rosenquist originals (A Song, and Your Blood) below that were recorded by Barton Bishoff, hootenanny style, last winter at his studio (featuring many past SMS podcast guests). They’re anticipated for a formal release on Rosenquist’s debut record, due in 2012.