Playing our first big show in over a year and a half this weekend. Wheatstock Music Festival, in Helix is always a great day with great people. I'm really looking forward to it. The new album is still coming together. I'm working through the drum, bass and rhythm guitar parts as I go. Then I will go back in and add some texture and lead parts, with vocals on the end. I would imagine it will take me through the winter to get things dialed in. Come check us out at Wheatstock if you are around Eastern Oregon looking for a great time. Stay safe and keep loving music.
It's been a crazy year to say the least. I sit here writing this after almost a full year of not playing live music. I definitely miss the rush and the comradery of making noise (music to some) with my friends. I have filled this lost time with recording in the home studio, which is fun but different. Overall, I am really happy with the music and my progression as a songwriter and musician. It's definitely the same genre but I think everything is much better done. I've assembled 24 original songs that I am laying tracks down for. I imagine that this number will get widdled down to around 12-15 for the new album. Sometimes they just don't work out in the recording process. It's easy to fall in love with your blood, sweat and tears but in the end I feel like I usually know if they are good enough to make the cut. I am really looking forward to a couple shows we have booked for this summer and am hoping with all of my heart that we are able to safely play. Not just for me but for all of you who love listening to live music. Keep your head up and find something to do with your time. I'll steal a closing line from my favorite podcaster Steven Dubner "Take care of yourselves, and if you can someone else". That one really resonates with me every time I hear it. Maybe we need a little more compassion in our crazy world. Later