The June 25 documentary screening/concert was very successful and well attended.
I thank all those who came out. I also want to thank the musicians Matt Senjem, Michael Bissonnette, Gregg Inhofer and Gary Schulte.
Now I will turn my attention to enjoying the summer and putting the finishing touches on the new album I have been assembling for the past two years. The tracks for the new project are, of course, all original. A few of the tunes have appeared before but are presented in new guises.
The concept of the recording goes back to my first years as a musician. At age 14 my mother gave me a reel to reel recorder that could record “sound on sound.” This meant I could overdub one guitar track over another. This is how I learned to assemble music and write songs.
All of the songs on the new record started this way but in many cases I added other instruments beyond the two guitars that are the basis of each piece. The musicians who guest on this upcoming album are Matt Senjem on bass, Gregg Inhofer on piano and synth, Michael Bissonnette on percussion and Denny Malmberg on accordion. Other pieces remain as a two guitar or multi-guitar track.
The songs (as of now) are Bohemian Flats, Chrysanthemum, Tango Blue, Vienna Blues, Kiki, Rara Avis, 1965, Gotham, Goatee and Shades, Matka, Silesian Mist and Pavane.
I think it should be ready by late September. I will keep you posted here.