“Up there in the stars or in the oncoming cars, locked in a gravitational pull”

– Being Through

“...it's in the detail, hun. Like the stories and taxes, your mortgage and your mattress and the battles yet to be won.”

– Battles to Be Won

“We gave up on God a long time ago, yet the good lord knows you can’t always trust a leader.”

– Miss America

“Two parts make a whole and a hole can be dug, just as easy as the wheels came off…”

– Happy Landings

"Trapped on crowded subways cars and in midtown office jobs made me feel like I was dying a little more each and every day."

– No Place

“It’s just too damn true, one can get used to being blue. But it’s hard to get used to being through.”

– Being Through

“…keeping the rich rich and damn the poor... what are you made of Miss America, will you and I get into heaven?”

– Miss America

“Tonight, I’m setting sail on a boat called shipwreck. It’s a tinderbox of lost and found.”

– The One That Counts

About RC Andrés

RC Andrés is a singer-songwriter who was raised on a healthy diet of folk, world, and country music. A drummer and percussionist from an early age, he played in jazz ensembles in PA and studied traditional music in Ghana and Western Samoa. After years of playing percussion with a variety of Latin, Brazilian, and Spanish outfits around New York City, RC Andrés turned to guitar and Americana- and Country-inspired songs to tell stories in his own voice.  With a rich baritone and an eye for that killer lyrical detail that makes a song stick with you, Andrés carves out a unique niche.   

Distilled is a collection of his first songs.

About Distilled, the album

Teaming up with renowned producer and bassist Ben Zwerin, together Andrés and Zwerin drew on a roster of deeply talented musicians and friends to bring the collection of songs to life.

RC Andrés composed the original songs and is featured on lead vocals and guitar.  He also plays percussion and harmonica on the album. Ben Zwerin, producer, arranger, and recording engineer, is featured on bass, additional instruments and background vocals.

The songs of Distilled were first performed in California and Europe during the summer of 2018.

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Distilled, 2019

Featured guest artists include: Glenn Patscha (keys), Scott Sharrard (guitar), Rich Hinman (pedal steel guitar), Jason Ewald (drums), Noe Socha (guitar), Melissa McMillan (vocals), and George Saenz (bass trombone and accordion). Mixed by Eber Pinheiro and Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis. Music credits below.

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MUSIC CREDITS

RC Andrés

Distilled

Produced by Ben Zwerin, Recorded at Zwerin Studios (Brooklyn, NY)

Mixed by Eber Pinheiro

Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis

Battles To Be Won

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: RC Andrés
Pedal Steel: Rich Hinman
Drums: Jason Ewald
Background vocals: Melissa McMillan
Bass and all other instruments: Ben Zwerin

It’ll Come Around Again

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Percussion: RC Andrés
Keys: Glenn Patscha
Background vocals: Melissa McMillan
Bass and all other instruments: Ben Zwerin

No Place

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: RC Andrés
Piano, Organ, Uke: Glenn Patscha
Slide Guitar: Noe Socha
Drums: Jason Ewald
Background vocals: Melissa McMillan
Bass: Ben Zwerin

Being Through

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Percussion: RC Andrés
Pedal Steel: Rich Hinman
Bass, electric guitar and background vocals: Ben Zwerin

Concrete Jungle

Words and Music by Bob Marley  (© Kobalt Music Publishing America)
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and Percussion: RC Andrés
Background vocals: Melissa McMillan
Bass, Keys, and all other instruments: Ben Zwerin

Someone You Can Love

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: RC Andrés
Bass Trombone and Accordion: George Saenz
All other instruments and vocals: Ben Zwerin

Miss America

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: RC Andrés
Slide and Electric Guitars: Scott Sharrard
Drums: Jason Ewald
Background vocals: Melissa McMillan
Bass and all other instruments: Ben Zwerin

Happy Landings

Words and Music by RC Andrés (BMI, Songs of Watermill)
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: RC Andrés

Special Thanks

Ben, Glenn, Scott, Noe, Rich, Melissa, Jason, George, Eber, and Alex for their contributions to the recordings. 

Design & Photo Credits

Tremendous gratitude to Kirsten Harris for graphic design, Joseph Mathew for web photography, Lucy Schaeffer for cover photography, and Narrative Studios for web design.

Gracias

La Familia, Cousin Kenny, S. Jonot, JWV, G. Peters, G. Patscha, B. Isaacs, M. Bradfield, M. Neiswender, A. Stoga, J. Romo, G. Teren, K. Smalls, G. Forgeois, M. Hunt, N. Gundy, Gusty, J.Rosario, D. Garcia, M. Geraghty, F. Wiss, N. Guarin, D. Sujet, D. Lee, M. Collet, S. Opo, B. Cullman, and the Jalopy gang for generous musical guidance, inspiration and support.

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