Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back in the Saddle, Pt. 3

A handful of people have asked me what has prompted me to write new material and get back to playing shows, so I'll explain where I've been the last few years, where I am currently, and where I am headed.  In Part 1 I talked about what I've done over the last few years. Part 2 explained some of what's going on currently. Today, I'll explain what lies ahead.
 
*See Part 1 Here
*See Part 2 Here

I've spent the past week on vacation at the beach. Writing took a back seat to chasing my daughter around and enjoying time with family. Now I have my first local show on Saturday at Twisted Mike's to get ready for. If you are around, please come out and have a drink or two with me.

New music is on the way, and I will be touring to support it as soon as I am able. My day job will relegate touring to a small region for the time being, but that is alright since I need to make myself known locally anyhow.

The songs I am working on now are some of the best I have ever written. One huge part of that fact is that I am no longer writing by myself all of the time. My very talented wife has been writing some songs, and I have been writing music and tweaking lyrics as needed. As a result, I am thinking of doing two separate EPs instead of one complete record. One EP would be songs that we have written and sing together, and the other would be my solo stuff that I have been working on. I will keep everyone informed as this process evolves.

Lucinda's gonna be involved.
I plan on recording demos of everything in my home studio, but I may also do some recording at a friend's studio if time and life allow a trip back east. One of the great things about the internet and modern recording equipment is that artists can collaborate over great distances with ease, so I may be able to bring some old friends in without having to take those long-distance trips.

The plan, for now, is to finish writing and recording the new material by August. Mixing and mastering will hopefully happen in the fall, and I should have new record(s) completed and ready for release by the end of the year. The good news for you guys is that I plan on posting up some demos by the end of the summer, so you will get a sneak peak at the new songs well before they are officially released. I also plan on recording some live videos of songs as they come together as well. Keep checking back as I will continue to update regularly.

In the meantime, I will be playing shows locally and regionally as I am able to book them. The truth is that, for better or worse, I have always preferred playing live to recording, and I am more excited to be getting back on stage than I am to record the new songs. That being said, I really want to make sure that the new recordings convey the songs as powerfully as possible. As always, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you and/or hear from you soon.

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