Sunday, January 31, 2016

Goings-on?


Life has been very busy and the end of 2015 came really quickly. I did manage to get a short acoustic instrumental album recorded last year (see playlist above to listen), but 2015 was the first year I haven't recorded a collection of songs in over 10 years!

It's not for lack of trying, though: I've now thrown out 2 "drafts" of an album I've been trying to put together since 2013 full of swing-jazz-ish songs. I think I have the right textural idea now, however, so I'm planning on getting it done before the flowers bloom. We'll see!

I already have other albums planned to follow it up, but if you're a creative type you know about the nagging thought in the back of your head that if you haven't finished your first project it'll drive you crazy until you do and derail everything else.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Date

I'll be playing this Friday (Nov 20) at the Wild Fern in Stockbridge, VT at 7pm. I'll be on my lonesome for the first time in years -- which will be fun as I'll be flipping through my songbooks and playing new and old stuff I don't play out too often. Hope you can be there!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Keeping Busy

The Summer season this year was pretty busy -- in a good way! -- but now that the live stuff has calmed down I've actually started real work on the next album. I've got two planned-out right now (and hope to get them both done before 2016) but the next one to finish-up will be bookending a lot of the music I've written-for and played-with the Baba Yagas the past couple years.

That means it'll be minor-blues, gypsy-jazzy, honky-tonky and vaguely swing-influenced. Can't wait to get through it! I've been wanting to share this stuff for a while now outside of concerts.

In other news: my sole October date at the moment is Friday the 16th at our usual haunt: Heather's The Wild Fern in Stockbridge, VT.