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greetings good people!

i know i don’t update this blog regularly. hardly at all, actually. but on this occasion i bring great tidings of goodly joy. what these tidings look like i’m not absolutely sure. but you’ll know them when you see them. i guess …

my new record (still untitled) is being tracked as i type. mr marlon patton is furiously pounding skins down there in atlanta, and come tuesday (may 12) i’ll be boarding a train bright and early (6:10 am. oh dear!!!) at penn station here in nyc to take me to the friendly folk at miner street recording down in philly town for a day of overdubs. there, the most amazing josh stamper (who also played on both “central state” and “of memory”) will again be supplying the bass and guitar duties. i so love to see what other people bring to the musical table. this time the talented multi-instrumentalist, levon henry, will also be playing woodwind and sax on a few tracks.

10325209_753596728025197_9091747934564564521_n-3but to the work itself … most of the tunes were written while on a “secret” hideaway writing retreat to colorado back in may 2014. i was fortunate enough to spend a week at the rather upmarket oxford hotel in the historic lodo district of denver and spent my days writing lyrics and happily wandering the 16th street mall and surrounding areas on foot. i drank awesome coffee, sampled incredible gourmet food and even got to sit under a big ol’ pine tree to cool off, on what i later discovered was “stoner hill.” the place where all the cannabis tourists (and local homeless and unemployed young people) congregate to smoke discreetly … despite what you’ve seen on tv, public consumption is still a no-no in progressive denver. mmm. i guess that’s why the police kept driving across the park and up the grassy slopes each afternoon!

anyways, the sound of this one melds sixties flavored, psychedelic folk/pop, with generous smatterings of gothic melodrama and piano-based art-rock goodness. can’t wait for you to hear it! more soon …

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