One year later ... THANK YOU <3
Exactly one year ago today, you -- my fans, friends, family, and people I don't even know -- successfully funded my first songwriter album, LOW TIDE.
It has been quite a ride. LOW TIDE rolled out beautifully, if I may say so. The album has enjoyed top 10 airplay on folk radio, received glowing reviews locally and across the pond, and is selling relatively well in both digital and physical formats. Most impactful to me, though, are the conversations I've had with many of you about the music: your first impressions, your emotional responses, your questions about production, and your excitement about future projects. Fellow musicians are learning a few of the songs, and I just had a fellow ask if he could read words from "Free" at his mother's memorial. THIS is the juice, friends, this is what keeps me going. Ratings and stats and dollars come and go but meaningful connection with my listeners is where the real sustenance is. So thank you for helping me make this album, and thank you for receiving it so openly and enthusiastically! We did this. It's a beautiful thing. More to come.
This was my first crowdfunding campaign and I learned a lot about myself, and about practical matters, in this process. Believe it or not, I am still fulfilling Kickstarter rewards. These cover songs, for instance, are taking much longer than I anticipated -- something to learn there about perfectionism and fear, I think! -- but rest assured I am on it all, and have the remaining fulfillables in my sights, including meet & greets, handwritten lyrics (need to hear from some of you), and tracks.
I am looking forward to connecting with many of you on my fall tour, which will be one giant loop spanning the country. I'm still booking it at this point but it's looking good so far! I'm open to hearing about your favorite places to play. I've begun to book 2019 as well so if I can't fit your town into this big tour, maybe I can find a date next year.
I'll see many of you at Falcon Ridge, where I'll play the Song Swap on Friday and main stage (with Jim Henry) on Saturday.
Thanks always for your enduring support. It means the world to me.
May the music serve the highest good. May it serve you well, and be good company on your journey.
All my best to you,