BIG NEWS: I’m making a record!
Guess what, guys?!
I’m making a new record and it will come out in spring of 2019. The Atlanta/Decatur release show will be Friday, May 10 at Eddie’s Attic. And I’ll be playing out a bunch next year.
Here’s how it came together:
Earlier this year, Saturn 5 Records—who released my “Poverty Is Real” album a few years back—received an email from a producer saying he had come across my music online and wanted to make a record with me.
That producer was Ken Coomer, who played drums on several of my favorite albums of all time: Uncle Tupelo’s “Anodyne,” Wilco’s “Being There,” and Steve Earle’s “Jerusalem.” He’s also played with Al Green, Emmylou Harris, and Roger McGuinn, to name a few.
For those less familiar with Ken’s work and what this meant to me, imagine Ringo Starr approaching a huge Beatles fan about making an album together.
Ken is based out of Nashville and, in his second musical career, has produced multiple platinum and gold records, as well as some number ones.
So, I immediately reached back out to Ken and we hit it off. Before long, we were discussing how to make a great album.
Then, as I always do when I have an ambitious goal, I reached for my great friend and supporter, Richard Lenz, who with Wendy Lenz, owns Saturn 5 Records. As always, Wendy and Richard were eager to help.
This summer, I laid down 35 demos of songs I’d written since my last trip to the studio some years ago. Then, over the next couple of months, Ken, Richard, and I narrowed the list down to nine.
In November, I loaded up the car, drove to Nashville, and cut the record. We’re mixing it now and will be working towards a promotions plan and release over the next few months. There will be a pre-sale in March, and the album should be available in May on Saturn 5 Records.
For those of you who have heard my music for years, I hope the new record sounds both familiar and refreshingly different. We really strived to make this album unique, and the best I’ve done.
I think we are going to reach those goals, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
I’ll be in touch as the project unfolds, and please know that I really appreciate your support.