Well it's finally happening! I've talked about it forever but the day has come. On Nov 18,2022 my new CD Muse Café will be released on Blue Canoe Records! it's an 11 song collection with each song being inspired by one of the Greek Muses. It showcase myself as a writer, producer, arranger, keyboardist and features a host of musicians. You can pick it up at most digital markets: https://orcd.co/qjra6no or go to the Blue Canoe website for a physical CD.
Well, Ive teased this moment long enough. The new CD Muse Cafe has been mixed and mastered and is set for release 18 Nov on Blue Canoe Records. This is very exciting for me. So many of my songs end up being recorded by others but I held these 11 back for me and ultimately for you. The recording features some excellent musicians and some artists have produced over the years. I can't wait for you all to hear it. I will keep you posted as the release date nears.
The wait is over! It is in the final stages! Yes, I'm talking about my long awaited CD Muse Cafe! All recording has been completed and mixing will begin at Studiomagic with Trammell Starks at the helm! This has been a long road in terms of completing this project. A lot of fantastic musicians have lent their talents to the recording. I can't wait for you all to hear it! Stay tuned for updates and release dates on Blue Canoe Records.
2021 and Covid
It has been a challenging year for most of us but things are finally starting to look up. Over the past year there have been no tours, very little remote studio work and no film work. There are still no tours on the horizon in 2021 but things are starting to open up and move along albeit slowly. Let's hope it continues on this path.
Like most, I needed a new outlet during all the craziness. I found it in Twitch and airing interviews with prominent musicians, producers, industry pros etc. I will turn it into a podcast later this year Buzz, Words and Music. Stop by one Thursday night @8pm EST and see what it's all about. I'll keep you posted when it turns into a podcast.
I have been making excellent progress on my CD Muse Cafe during the pandemic. I am hopeful for a 4th quarter 2021 or early 2022 release. I have been working on this for what seems forever. Come to think of it...is has been forever!! I will keep you posted as it progresses.
Not much else to report at the moment. Hopefully things will continue to improve and we can all get back to living again.
2020 and the CoVid 19 Virus
Wow! Has it been a crazy year so far or what? I have a 2020 day planner for sale if anyone's interested. Hardly been used! Things were rolling along and then we slammed into a wall and all of a sudden everything is upside down. Virus, massive unemployment, social unrest. Welcome to America. Hopefully, we are going to come out on the other side only slightly scarred and maybe even see some much needed transformation.
Throughout all this I have been concentrating on writing more and getting back in touch with the piano as an instrument as well as a tool for composition. Along the way, I have continued to teach and do the occasional online recording session. I am hoping that in the very near future studios will be able to reopen and musicians can work together in the same room again.
I sincerely hope you are taking care of yourself and others. We NEED each other more than ever right now. Let's hope that the next update is filled with new and exciting projects!