Dear loyal supporters here on Kickstarter,
More delays have come up in the completion of "Out Among The Wolves" that none of us could have expected. In Update #11, Alicia, my engineer and producer, had sent us all a heart-wrenching letter about the challenging news of her loving partner, Danielle. She had been diagnosed with Stage III Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer. Many trips back and forth to Los Angeles from San Diego, differing hospitals and doctor visits later, Danielle seems to have kicked cancer's booty, and we were well on track to get back to recording and finishing up this album.
With good news comes some more unfortunate news...
10 days ago, Alicia called me up and I could tell by the tone of her voice that she was devastated. Her entire recording studio had been flooded by her careless neighbor. I asked Alicia to give me the details, and she wrote this letter to us all:
Letter from Alicia:
When tragedy seemed to be fading out of sight, it hit my home again, this time to my recording studio, Durga Sound, which had been flooded due to the negligence of our next door neighbor.
Last Thursday, June 20th, as Danielle and I were leaving our home to drive up to LA for her first post-treatment visit at City of Hope, we noticed our driveway was soaked. We traced the flow of the water to find that is was coming from inside our studio. When we opened the door, water came gushing forward, while a good inch & a half remained inside.
We immediately thought that the contractors working on the remodel at our neighbor's home, had hit a water main that flooded our building. When we went next door to speak to them, we discovered that they weren't working on any water lines, and that instead our neighbor left his hose running inside his koi pond.... and then left town.
Since our neighbor's lot is above ours, all the excess water had been filling up our soil, and eventually penetrated the structure for days now.
All hardwood flooring and dry wall had been ruined, requiring the entire structure be gutted and rebuilt. We are currently finishing up insurance inspections and should begin rebuilding early this week (Tuesday projected start date). The rebuild will take approximately two weeks. The very same weekend the building is finished, I'll be resuming work with Kevin, finishing up four more tracks for the album.
My sincerest apologies to all of you. We most certainly did not see this curve ball coming on top of everything else. I thank you for your loyal support and patience in this matter.
With infinite gratitude,
With this unexpected event, we will all have to wait longer to have this album finished and to be able to have it in our hands.
Never fear, though. The work that has been done on this album is sounding fantastic. I am so proud of "Out Among The Wolves," and I assure you that this CD will be well worth the wait.
In the meantime, please check out my new SoundCloud page, which has both my previous albums and some new original and cover tunes available to listen to. And if you haven't yet, please check out my Facebook Artist page and "Like" it! We're almost at 600 Likes!
Thanks again for your patience. Your support means the world to me.