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Bluegrass Today Article 5:18:15

 

Hey folks, in case you didn’t notice Richard Thompson of Bluegrass Today ran an article about my new album, Rhyme & Season, on May 18th. This guy has a great way with words and turned just a few comments from me into a beautiful, well-written article that I hope you enjoy reading it!

 

Honoring the Spirit of Motherhood

Mother’s Day invites us to honor the strength and courage of mothers past and present. Not so long ago, mothers held their little ones close and offered hope for the future as the family farm fell to the auctioneer’s hammer. Today, homeless mothers and their children litter our streets in a scenario that hasn’t changed much in a hundred years. Mothers are still the glue that holds families together.

This Mother’s Day I hope you’ll request your favorite DJ to play a song I wrote called “Troubled Times,” the title track from my CD of the same name. This song embodies the faith and love of mothers everywhere when faced with hard times. The lyrics are just as true today as more and more families become homeless due to foreclosures.

I am continuing to prep material for my newest album, Rhyme & Season, which I hope will raise awareness about those who are homeless…but I need your help. If you haven’t already contributed to the Kickstarter Campaign, please listen to “Troubled Times” available for a short time on my website. This heartfelt song represents just one of the stories of the homeless. I hope you’ll help me tell a few more.

Help Me Complete My New Album!

Seasons CoverHey folks! I’m just so excited about this new project. Everything is coming together and we’re getting ready to begin the recording phase. That’s when the expenses just get to be more than my pocketbook can manage. So, I’ve launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund the production costs associated with completing the album.

Check it out! You’ll notice that I’ve put together some enticing rewards for you, but more than that, I hope you’ll take pride in sponsoring an album that hopes to raise awareness about the homeless. I have to raise $5,000 by May 31st or the project won’t fund. Please help me get the word out by contacting your local bluegrass association, DJ, newspaper, friends…well, you get the idea!  Thanks so much!

I’m Still Alive…Thanks for Checking!

I just realized that I haven’t posted anything in a while. That’s what happens when I get into the “zone” working on a new album. There’s just so much that has to be done before an album can be released. Coming up with a concept is one of the first things I do. I started out asking myself all kinds of questions (in private…otherwise people stare) like “What do you feel passionately about at this stage in life? What’s going on in the world that strikes a chord (pardon the pun) in your heart? What stories do you want to tell?” Once I determined what direction I wanted to go in, I started researching and working on the music. It took a while to whittle the pile down to what might possibly end up on the album. Arrangements had to be tweaked, rewritten, or even created from scratch. New songs are written, reworked, and basically run through the wringer until they are ready to be presented to the rest of the band. I always enjoy the give and take with other band members as we practice the songs. Watching the music come together is such an exciting part of this process. I hope to have a teaser to release soon and I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help with the pre-production costs like studio rental, graphic design and licensing. Watch your inboxes…it’s gonna be an exciting year!