Hello Friends I am doing this fund raiser for first time ever for my 8th album.. I’m The Smile …which I have been working on it for the last 3 years… It is defiantly the best album I've ever made and I need to get it into the hands of as many people as possible
6 songs are my own compositions and I have also covered some songs written by friends…Most of the songs were found or were written while I was down around Austin Texas…I recorded most of them down there too at a fantastic studio called the Zone where many classic albums by Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Joe Ely and many other legends of Texas music were made.
THIS TIME I had the good fortune to work with a co-producer named John Inmon who connected me with some of Austin’s finest session musicians who are legendary and also world renowned. His guidance was crucial to get these songs recorded in only 4 tracking days. John did the overdubs in his home studio which was quite a lot of work and cost me plenty. All well worth the price I paid.
Two of the tracks were actually recorded here in Minnesota with the help of my good friend Micheal Shynes…’Where You’ll Be’ The song I wrote for my mother after she passed was blessed from the beginning and the video we made for it went viral for a while…That was the start of a series of blessings and fortunate events that would continue to happen. That is why I expect great things for this music.
HELP ME GET THIS MUSIC HEARD
I wrote a recorded a song I wrote called ‘Serenity’ and there is a Jonathan Byrd song on here called ‘Clean’…these are songs that could help someone struggling with addiction. I am proud to say that this is the first album I have made as a sober person…OVER 3 YEARS NOW.. NO ALCOHOL. This has helped me more than I ever imagined it could with your help we can perhaps help others as I believe this is real medicine…
’Where You’ll Be’ helped me thru my grief after losing my mother and it seems to be helping others as so many of us have lost or are losing someone in their lives. When I play ‘Serenity’ live I have people come up to me and tell me how many years they have been sober. The title track ‘I’m The Smile’ was another song that seemed to just drop out of the sky as a message of comfort to a family member of ours who had lost her husband.
So now I am asking for your help to get this music to as many people as possible. I have hired a publicist for the first time the USA we will be sending out 600 CD copies to DJs and music journalists all over the country. I also will be hiring a publicist in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe. We want to make well produced videos for more of these songs. Even tho I am an old hand at making records I have never been able to promote my music properly. I am a full time working musician and an independent singer songwriter with no label support so I can’t do this alone… please help me if you are able.
…If you can’t swing a donation right now you would help me a lot by just sharing this link. To all my friends who have believed in my songs for all these years and to everyone who has hired me to play in their house concert, bar, or backyard BBQ …from the bottom of my heart I THANK YOU
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