Hello again friends and supporters.
I have been hard at work finishing the record.
In fact, I am literally listening to a mastered version of the record for the first time as I write this. I got it from the mastering engineer late last night. It sounds wonderful and I am really glad it is almost time to share it with you and the rest of the world.
We also have the cover design and are just figuring out the right font and the final edits of the liner notes. We are getting really close. I am hoping to get everything to the manufacturers in the next week or so and we will have a finished record in a month or so.
I want to apologize for not having this done by June like I predicted. My goal is to make the best record I can possibly make and I felt it would be better to take a few extra weeks of re-recording, editing and mixing in between my touring dates to really make this record as great as it can be - rather than rush it and have it be almost as good as possible. So thanks for hanging in there with me.
I added trumpet and dobro and few more keyboard parts and re-sang some things. I also brought in my great friends John Schreffler, Brian Whelan, Aubrey Richmond and Jim Jedekin to add some harmonies, clarinet, accordion and pedal steel. I am really glad I took the extra time and I hope you will be too when you hear it.
For the contributors, I will be in touch again soon to get your addresses, shirt sizes and all that other information so I can fulfill every reward. I can't tell you all how much I appreciate you believing in me and my music and literally putting your money where your mouth is to enable this record to exist.