Hi! I think it has been well over 2 years since I last posted. Sorry that is pathetic. But let me explain; When I released my last album in 2016 (Avuncular) I was getting ready to commence a home improvement project that ended up taking almost 18 months to complete. In a nutshell, I knew the improvement project would require 100% of my extracurricular time, and i was correct. So when I released Avuncular, I made an announcement that I had a new album out and sent some copies to reviewers but that was about it. It landed with a bit of a thud and I only have myself to blame. I was fortunate to get some good press, but I was unable to play out and promote the album. I didn’t even do a CD release show. So Avuncular simply did not get the love it deserved, but the home improvement project did. Now here we are a couple years down the road and the home improvement project is in the rearview mirror. After finishing it I got a hankering to get back in the recording studio, so I booked some time locally at Laurel Lane studios here in San Luis Obispo, CA with Damon Castillo. It was a departure from my other albums, where I absconded to the Bay Area to record with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone studios. Those analog recording sessions were brief an efficient. Both sessions took 6 days each and we hammered out a whole album in that time.
It was not in the cards this time to head up to the bay area, so this time I was able to stretch out the recording process over several months, since Damon’s studio is about 3 miles from my house, as opposed to Tiny Telephone, which is 250 miles away. I also recorded to Pro Tools (digital software rather than analog tape) this time. Having recorded both analog and digital I must say that there is not a right way or a wrong way. They both have their charms and I feel very lucky to have experienced both processes.
Bottom line, I am finished with my new album. It has been recorded, mixed, and mastered, and now my friend Joe Koenig is working on the album art. I am aiming for a release date sometime in the spring of 2019.
I am proud of this album. It has a bit of everything. There are a couple bare, solo acoustic tracks, there are a couple tracks that are quiet and mellow but with some production, and there are some rocking, groovy tracks. It has a bit of everything. And it is coming your way. The title is “How Could a Man”, which is also one of my favorite tracks. Stay tuned!