LAST UPDATED: September 22nd, 2019
Pleased to announce that I have just completed recording an upcoming new release, titled "The Hard Road". The 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 I'm very pleased with the results. I think the upcoming CD is probably my strongest 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, an as-yet-untitled CD release. I had enough tracks left over in the can from the "Hard Road" sessions to warrant working on the new project. This new untitled CD will also feature some session work from an old 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 two friends, Dale Bayer, and his cousin, Paul. (Sorry Paul, I didn't have your last name at this time. Once I DO have it, it will be updated here ASAP, lol).
To get back to the new upcoming release, the jacket design for "The Hard Road" is in the works now. I had originally planned for a release around the Christmas holidays, but it looks as though the release date will be pushed forward, with an official release planned just before the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Once the release goes live, I will announce it here as well as on my band page on Facebook (search for KK Brown, should you decide to look me up on FB).
Now, 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. All tracks from those 4 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 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.
My most current release, the "Shades Of Blue" CD, will be re-released again very shortly and timed to coincide with yet ANOTHER new release that is currently in the works, a compilation CD titled "Hindsight". The two CDs ("Shades Of Blue" and "Hindsight") will be released simultaneously and will be released in advance of "The Hard Road" release. The "Hindsight" release will be the equivalent of a double album release, and will feature the best tracks from the first four releases.
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 works. I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you who does so.