They’re Here! They’re Here!


My CDs arrived today!!! It’s sooo exciting! Pick one up before they’re gone! Actually that’s not very easy just yet. I still have to get them available online. That should happen in the next week. But if you want one NOW and CAN’T WAIT, find out how to get one HERE!

I’m doing a little bit of promotion on FACEBOOK as well, so you can make sure to get a free track if you follow the directions. Also, don’t forget to GET INVOLVED!! I have to get ready for Medford and Sun Valley! If you’re going to either of those places, or both, I’ll have them there too! See you on the flip side! Lots of work to do! Bye for now!

It’s all coming together!

So it looks like my new album, “Just You, Just Me”, is slated for arrival at my house tomorrow! Wow that was fast! If any of you are making a CD, I highly recommend DiscMakers as they get the job done quickly and painlessly. I can’t wait to see how the new album looks, and I REALLY can’t wait to get it into all of your hot little hands!

That being said, you may have also noticed that I made a little addition in the menu bar at the top of the site. See the section labeled “GET INVOLVED”? That is a link to my next adventure! I’m really trying to be a good planner, and now that my current CD is finished, I’m already looking to the future! I have decided, though, that my future is going to involve all of you! You see, I understand that you all are wanting my next CD to come out as soon as you get your hands on the latest one. I know this because when I sell at shows, even if my CD is brand spankin’ new, people buying it always ask, “So when’s the next one coming? I’ll be sure to buy it!” Well it takes a lot of time and effort (and $$$$$) to put these recordings together. And rather than take a ton of time gathering up my own funds here and there multiple times, and taking 3 years or more to make a new recording, and in the process make a bunch of you very upset…… INSTEAD!!! I have decided to get you all involved in the process!

I love my fans! And I want to give you all what you want! But I need your help! It actually doesn’t require much from you. At the very least you could pretty much pre-order my next CD whilst helping me to fund its production! That much is only $20, which is what I charge for my CDs ANYWAY! Sure there are other perks if you really want to get heavily involved. Things like having your name in the CD liner notes, being able to request a song, or I’ll even put on a private concert in your home if you wanna get crazy!

Trust me, it’ll be a WIN-WIN for us all! So be sure to GET INVOLVED and we’ll make this next adventure one for all of us!

Busy Week

So this past week has been SOOOO busy! Actually the last FEW weeks have been. I finalized production on my new CD, “Just You, Just Me” last thursday. Then on friday, I got up super early and headed to Canada to play with a paired down Blue Street Jazz Band for 3 days. I had a wonderful time! Got back Sunday night. Monday I gave a lesson. Tuesday, I headed up to Corona Del Mar to play my usual annual gig with the Professors. It was a time and a half! Christmas has nothing on playing with those guys. Wednesday, I had off. 🙂 All the while, I’ve been taking care of CD post-production business and gearing up for a very busy month of October. The CD should be finished on the 28th of September; at least that’s what my inside sources tell me.

Last night I played a 60-year high school reunion up in Oceanside. Fun fun fun! Thank you Flip Oakes and Mike Massessa for having me! I hope we can play together some more in the future.

Today, I’m going up to Disneyland for the weekend! I think I earned it! I’m looking forward to just chilling out and having a good time! Busy days ahead!

Up in Canada…

Well I made it up to Canada! I really enjoy being here. Penticton is beautiful, being right on the lake, the people are nice, and I don’t have to be in the United States for a September 11th Anniversary. What with all the talk of the mosque being relocated and people hating on others, all in the name of September 11th, the whole situation has turned me cold to it. Seriously, I’ll always remember that day, and I’ll always remember exactly where I was when it all happened, but if Americans are going to surround and overshadow the event with more drama in the name of just needing more drama, I’m done with September 11th. You guys can all have it to do with it what you want.

On a lighter note, my CD is finished! I sent it off for pressing on thursday! The wonders of modern technology allowed me to not even have to use a snail carrier to do so. Everything was submitted online! WOW! That should help a lot with the waiting game. I’ll put some samples up soon if I get the time, and when I start feeling better. Yes I have a cold btw. It always seems to happen this time of year because it aligns with kids starting school again. As soon as the kids start interacting with other kids again, BAM, everyone starts getting sick. I should have prepared myself better, but I was too busy.

Anyway, I’m not going to let that bother me. I’m going to enjoy Canada as much as I can while I’m here. You never really know when you’ll be coming back again in this business. Every day is to be enjoyed!

Recording…

So, what have I been up to lately? I’ve been putting the finishing touches on my next album! I’m recording the vocals today…….  blech!! I hate hearing myself sing! Especially when it’s all dry and not doctored up. I will be doing plenty of doctoring, make no mistake about that. When I have the CD finalized and ready for replication, I’ll put some previews up.

This recording has some deadlines because I want it available soon, so I’ll keep this short! Time to get to work! Here’s hoping for a quick and painless release!