I have a new album coming out

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!

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