This week, I'm in the recording studio to add some piano, organ, percussion, and mandolin tracks to the album. Every time I'm in the studio, the songs just get better and better and I'm so excited for you to hear them! They are sounding fantastic. There is still a ton of work to do to mix and master the songs, but I can safely say that this album is going to be amazing. That's because of my incredible sound engineer and the talented musicians who are coming in to record and are all putting their heart into the songs.
I'm also preparing for a couple of gigs. I'll be at the Hardware Store Restaurant (Vashon) on Thursday, July 31st with bassist Keith Lowe, who will be bringing his stand-up bass to the Island to perform with me. I'll also be playing at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi (Vashon) on August 15th, where I'll be joined by Joe Panzetta on guitar and vocals, opening for the hot country band from Seattle, Burly Mountain! I'm really looking forward to both of these performances. I'll be playing my original music and a few cover songs.
And speaking of cover songs... practicing songs written by some of my favorite musicians gave me an idea. Would you like to hear me play your favorite song? So I have added a new reward! I'll record any song you choose and post it on YouTube or SoundCloud so that you can listen to it whenever you want! Just click on the big green "Back This Project" button and choose this new reward. If you already pledged, you can increase your pledge amount for this reward. I can't wait to learn what song you'll choose!
My pictures from my photo shoot with Marla Smith are finished. I'll be using these photos on my website, which will launch soon, and for my album artwork and promotional materials. She did an incredible job!