Greetings everyone! I cannot believe that it is already February! Happy Valentines Day to all of you! I have a special request! I would love to hear what you're enjoying... Read more
Did you receive your CDs?
Happy New Year! By now those of you who had selected my CDs as your contribution reward should have received them Please let me know if you have... Read more
Bare Essentials Online Player!
Hi my lovely backers,
CDs have been shipped. Here is a link to a pop-up player where you can listen to Bare Essentials from any computer.
Click on... Read more
Greetings to all of my lovely backers! And Holiday Greetings as well.
The Bare Essentials CD has been successfully delivered and is beautiful. Your support made this project possible and... Read more
Bare Essentials going into Production!
Greetings my lovely backers!
I hope that this update finds you all well and enjoying life! After 7 months of hard work by Ray, Charles, and myself - we have... Read more
When you ask?
Hi lovely backers! For those of you who are wondering when you'll get your Xmas CDs, we are aiming for shipping end of November -which means finished mixing mastering packaging... Read more
Halfway through the Mix!
Hi my lovely backers!
It's been a while since I've updated you all! Happy October! Ray and I are halfway through the first pass of the mix on 6 of... Read more
What a Wonderful Process!
I know I've said it before! This is an amazing and wonderful process of discovery. I burned the rough tracks to a CD for the first ever listen... Read more
CD Progress Report
I wanted to let you all know that the CD is progressing! I'm actually involved in as much of the sculpting and producing as I've ever been. Let... Read more
House Concert, Sunday, Sept. 9th!
Greetings to my lovely friends and backers!
I'm gearing up for another House Concert a week from today. If you are in the Bay Area, I hope you'll be able... Read more
Bare Essentials Update & Sneak Peak
Ray and I have been busy with recording some of the final vocals. It was a wonderful experience working with Ray as the engineer on these sessions and... Read more
A Great Vocal Session!
Hi everyone! I've been a bit quiet lately on my updates. Not to worry - the project continues in a very good way! Ray and I spent some evenings listening... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm having my morning coffee and reflecting on the outpouring of support from you all for me and this project. The editing process takes a while as I'm... Read more
Champagne!! We Did It! - (with a lot of help from my friends!)
wow.. I'm pretty speechless.. You have all made this project leap forward in a most wonderful way! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Everything is in place... Read more
Thank you all for your amazing support - I truly appreciate that you have taken the time to read about what I'm doing and send me your pledges and good... Read more
What a Wonderful Process!
Thank you to my backers! I'm just downloading the guitar parts for the last two of twelve songs from Charles. He has given me 5 or 6 lead tracks for... Read more
A Note from Charles Davis on the Bare Essentials CD Project
I first met Lisa Star at a party given by our mutual friend, Roberta Donnay. That evening we sat around playing and singing various tunes we knew. Lisa sang a... Read more
The Fills.. Vocal ideas.. Project Progress Report!
Hello to all of you and Happy 4th of July for my American friends!
Thank you to all of my pledge backers! I am having such a good time with... Read more
Listening Listening Listening
Hi Everyone - Thank you again for your support of my project with your pledge. Now that I have what is called the "bed" tracks - what to do! Good... Read more
Thank you for your Support! Session Update - 19 days to go
Hi everyone, Thank you again for your support as I head along into this amazing experience. Back to Houston and the studio sessions. Once we had our sessions set up,... Read more
Update #3 Recording Bare Essentials (21 days to go!)
Happy Solstice Everyone! We're nearly a third of the way to our goal! Thank you so much for your pledge of support. I listened to a few of the studio... Read more
Entering the Studio Blog (24 days to go!)
Thank you for your support of this project! I have 24 days to go and have raised $850 in pledges the first week. Very exciting.
Going into the Studio at... Read more
I'm so excited for this project to be born! Thank you for your support.
While I've been part of the production team in the past, this is my first foray... Read more