Playing from the Heart
Original (© 2001)
Re-Issued! (© 2015)
A Dozen Years and Many More Miles
The next album project is under way, and over half the songs recorded and "in the can." A Dozen Years and Many More Miles is a name with so many different meanings, including the fact that my music has come a long way since the first album in 2001. The concept for the album began about 12 years after was released. The process of recording has been longer than anticipated, but I'm eager to share news about the drop here at this site. So stay tuned, and watch my Facebook page for news, as well!
The album offers a "baker's dozen" of original tunes, many of which feature vocals... a big change from the instrumental pieces on Playing from the Heart. But like Playing, these new songs come from my heart! The songs in the collection also represent a big change in my music. There are more instruments involved in the mix, including electric guitar, ukulele, standard and baritone dulcimers, keyboards, bass, and more, along with some effects that bring some interesting tones and moods. You'll even hear a guest artist or two. The music spans a wide range of genres from ballads, country-ish tunes, bossa nova, blues, Americana/rock, and more. I hope you recognize an eclectic set of influences on these songs, and on my playing!
It's an exciting project, but with a regular day job, production is not expected to finished until...
... Well, I'll keep you posted.