Based On A True Story
BLOOD is the tenth studio album by american singer songwriter Joshua Ketchmark. It follows up the 2021 album
’The Huntington Hotel.’ The album was produced and mixed by Ketchmark and document’s Ketchmarks past. Ketchmark has stated that the album is based on true events and that the title is inspired not only by the lyrical subject matter but also by those involved with the making of the record.
All of the songs on BLOOD were written by Ketchmark, and a significant amount of the songwriting for the album took place in the later part of 2018 and beginning of 2019. The recording process started in the spring of 2020 and took place in various studios throughout California, Arizona, Georgia, and Tennessee. It all coame together to be completed and mixed at Ketchmarks studio ‘Black Gold Speakeasy’ in Nashville, TN.
BLOOD includes appearances by drummer Zak St. John (Black Star Riders), and bassist Ger Hoffman (Joe Diffie), with the majority of the piano and organ being played by Michael Webb (Chris Stapleton), Tony Paoletta (Travis Tritt) contributed lap steel, Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell and the 400 unit) played guitar on 8 of the 12 songs, and Nick Nguyen (Bonepony) added banjo and viola. The harmonies and backup vocals on BLOOD include guest appearances by Candace Devine (Ponderosa Grove), Heather Luttrel, CC Wyle (Wyle), Kenny Wright (The Great Affairs), Dvniel and Joey O.
BLOOD was mastered by Michael Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.