Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Album on the Horizon

It's been almost two years since we last recorded and released "A Good Heart Will Break." We released that album to a sold out show at The Beachland Tavern at the end of July 2012.  Twelve days later I  received a life-altering/rejuvenating kidney from Meredith, my accordionist.  I prefer to refer to her as my harmony-making, life-saving soul sister. (I could go on and on with adjectives!)  

It seems only right that after our healing, adjusting and growing we venture back into the world of recording to document how the past two years have shaped us and changed our worlds.  

This will be the very first album I will approach with good health.  It will be my first album I write and record without the fear of declining health hanging over my head, without the fatigue of kidney failure, and without the uncertainty of my body's ability to match the goals my heart and mind have made.    

As artists we are driven to move people.  We are driven to engage the minds, hearts, and spirits of others.  I'm not sure why things have worked out as they have, but as an artist I feel called to share what this journey has been.  I feel a purpose to make this album that I've never quite felt before, and that is simultaneously exciting and scary as hell.

This is also the first album I will approach without both of my parents.  My mother and my father were my biggest fans, in life and in music.  I need to make this album for myself, for my fans, but most importantly, for them. 

I look forward to all that lies ahead. 

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