B. Rehm-Gerdes: Guitar
Home Base: Phoenix, Arizona
B. doesn’t talk about it much, but beyond his guitar prowess, he’s actually a brilliant recording engineer trained ‘out of the box’ before the age of pro tools. Inda met B. behind his Neve console in an analog studio in Phoenix, Arizona where they bonded while making, ‘Why the Desert’. The relationship was sealed forever after an emotional discussion over the tom sounds in the last verse of James Taylor’s song, ‘Gaia’ (Hourglass): ”and-I-looked-back-down-over-the mountain”. Who thinks about these things?
Somewhere from the studio to a stage in Sedona, Arizona – B. had an epiphany that beyond his family, he would devote his energy to the guitar. He was true to his word and has never stopped. His guitar scholarship transcends any scale. When left to his own devices, B. plays pure emotion and leaves nothing on the table.
Inda and B. talked about the ‘Go West’ concept for many moons before the actual sessions. Every eventuality, scenario and piece of gear were game planned and mapped out. In the end, no plan survives the first contact. In the end, we created ‘Go West’.