This last month or so has been insane, hence the reason my blog has been somewhat neglected. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to do something with all the experimental recording Jered and I have been messing around with in our basement studio. I was booked for a show at Axis Cafe for July 18th, so I decided to make that show my deadline for an EP (“extended play” sort of a mini album). My usual musicians Jered and Ryan are on tour this summer with Shane Yellowbird (a canadian country artist) and were/are out of town that day… so I rounded up some new musicians and started rehearsing.
Now that show is 23 days away and I’m just finishing up recording (probably officially finished next week). I found an incredible mixing/recording engineer named Randor @ a local studio called Turnkey Studios (friendly plug – http://www.turnkeyaudio.com) who is going to clean it all up and get it ready for my release. So hopefully by this time next week I’ll have that all turned over to Randor and then can take a little breath. But not for long because I want to make some cute t-shirts and magnets to also sell at the release. I also still have a few rehearsals left before the show.
This great singer/songwriter from Red Deer Bryan Torwalt (another friendly plug –www.myspace.com/bryantorwalt) will be opening up for me.
It’s going to be a very exciting show! And I will FINALLY feel like I’ve accomplished SOMETHING by having a recording that I can use to apply for grants to make a full length recording soon. I have a little two – three year plan that’s been cultivating inside my head over the last few weeks, here it is:
So there it is! I thought by maybe physically writing/typing it down somewhere that it would encourage me to get this stuff accomplished. I’m excited for what’s in store.