LAST UPDATED: October 27th, 2019
I'm pleased to announce that I have just released three albums simultaneously and that all three of the releases, "Shades Of Blue" (a re-release from 2017), "Hindsight" (a 17 track compilation album containing the best tracks from the 2006 - 2016 time frame), and the newest offering, "The Hard Road", have gone live on several platforms as of 10-23-19.
The "Hard Road" CD features 12 new tracks, all of which are original compositions, which is a first for me personally, being as past releases have generally followed the formula of 1 cover song per every 2 original compositions. This time out, I am standing on my own composing chops with no cover versions to lean on, and although I have ALWAYS been my own worst critic, I'm really very pleased with the results. I think "The Hard Road" is my best effort to date. At least three of the "new" tracks are some of my earliest compositions, dating back to the 1968 - 1970 time period. The title track, also titled "The Hard Road", was written in July 2019 in honor of my parents.
In addition to the upcoming "Hard Road" release, I have ALREADY begun work on the next project, tentatively and aptly titled "Playing To An Audience Of None". I had enough tracks left over in the can from the "Hard Road" sessions to warrant working on the new project. This new CD will also feature some session work from an old high school friend, Kevin "Basil" Carmody, who has contributed in several ways on past releases, ranging from verbal input (making suggestions) to guitar work and keyboard work (past releases) to co-composing ("All Systems Go", from the "Shades Of Blue" CD). As always, Kevin has been indispensable throughout. In addition, the new untitled CD will feature some session work from a friend, Dale Bayer.
Regarding my past releases...
Earlier this year, after almost 8 years of availability, all 4 of my prior releases, "Retrospective", "Fresh Tracks", "Living By The Numbers" and "Shades Of Blue" all went out of print, but as mentioned above, the "Shades Of Blue" CD is once again available through the re-release. All tracks from the other prior releases, however, are still available on an ala carte basis at this website, so they are STILL available as downloads. In addition, for those who may still be interested in obtaining physical copies of those earlier out-of-print releases, they are available here at this website. All you need do is contact me and I will have them made available through Amazon on an "On Demand" basis.
The "Shades Of Blue" re-release and the new album, "The Hard Road" were timed to coincide with yet ANOTHER new release that was also submitted at the same time, a compilation CD titled "Hindsight". As mentioned earlier, the "Hindsight" release will be the equivalent of a double album release, and features 17 tracks from the now out-of-print releases ("Retrospective", Fresh Tracks", and "Living By The Numbers").
As always, in closing, I wish to thank each and every one of those who take the time out from their busy schedules to listen to my warblings. I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you who does so.