Dear friends & strangers --
I wanted to let you know that things are still moving along - this recording has taken (and is still taking) much longer than anticipated. We ended up adding two drummers and (one whose percussion parts are still in progress) and another round of bass tracks from Sean (my recording engineer and 'studio' provider), and are working on vibraphone and bell parts and then, well... that should be it -- it's exciting but does mean that we are still recording and moving toward the mixing process in gentle steps.
I'll be leaving for a three week tour in August --I'll be visiting Washing, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and the whole state of California, which (in case you were wondering) is quite large. But, it's important for me to be playing my songs (not just recording them). I'm hoping to have things ready to press (or to send to labels) by August / September, at which point there may be a bit more waiting.
I know you all put your faith in me and your patience is graciously appreciated. In the meantime, all of you are entitled to downloads to any either of my older records and if you send me a message as to which you want (or both) I can send codes to you immediately.
Lastly, to move the process more quickly along I'm also seeking additional funding. If you'd like to and are able to help, the best way is through Paypal (send any amount to firstname.lastname@example.org). I have a few other ideas in mind as to how I'll push through to the end.
Thank you and love,
PS: Latest version of 'The Dogwood Tree' below.