The Wind Up Dolls
Who says that love and work should never mix? The Wind Up Dolls is a labour of love forged by romantic and musical partnership, Marty and Rachel Smith. Hailing from the Lockyer Valley, they produced and recorded the album in their home studio as well as sessions in Nashville and Texas by some of country music's finest. Marty is featured on drums and percussion. Rachel tracked vocals, bass, piano and organs and penned the album. Having toured previously with Texan artist Drew Womack (solo/Sons Of The Desert), Marty enlisted the help of Drew for backing vocal arrangements as well as multi-instrumentalist Dave Ristrim (Big and Rich/Jewel/Luke Bryan), first call fiddle player Troy Engle (Patty Loveless), Vaughan Jones (Troy Casser-Daley) and Benji Pocock (Lee Kernaghan). Benji mixed the album at Vibetone Studios with mastering by Dave Neil.