It's been a while since I posted anything here on my blog. This past year has been super busy for me with all my new music projects. I can see that my website needs to be seriously updated too!!! Not enough time in the day to do everything. That's the down side of being an indie musician. I would love to have a personal assistant to take care my website, bookings, Facebook, and all of my other social media sites. Hmmm maybe I should.
So, anyway, here is the latest news, folks. As of this past year I started “Music of the Winds Healing Soundscapes Series”. The first album of the series that I released is called “Ocean Spirits” which features ocean field recordings that I did while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It took several days to record by getting up at 4 am in the morning and getting the recording gear down to the beach with nobody around. The hard part was to get good recordings of the ocean, So I had to walk out into the water. I had to be careful with waves coming in and protecting the recording equipment from getting soaked with salt water. Plus I had to be able to stand still while holding the boom and not make any noise. Sometimes a wave would push me and I would stumble and that would create noise that the recorder would pick up. Not an easy task. Another problem I had to deal with was cold temperature of the water. After at least an hour of recording in the water I would stiffly make it back to my room at the hotel from field recording. I would check the recordings and I found some of the recordings I really liked were no good because you can hear my teeth chattering in the recording!!! That’s why I hate being in cold water!!! To make a long story short, after several days I was able to capture some great field recordings of the ocean to use for the album “Ocean Spirits.” I’m very proud of this recording and the album is available from Spirit Wind Records and will soon be available from CDbaby, ITunes, and other distribution outlets. I’m looking forward to releasing more albums for this series.
I have been with Spirit Wind Records for nearly a year now as a solo artist and as of April classical guitarist Russell Ferrera signed on with me as a duo. I have been performing and recording with Russell Ferrera who hails from the Philadelphia, PA area for nearly a year now. So we haven’t come up with a group name yet, We are going to wait till after July to come up with a name. Russell and I had a great time at the 2014 Launch Festival and conference event with Donald Blackfox, CEO of Spirit Wind Records, Toni Turcketta, Joseph Strider, and Liz Mallin. I would like to mention that Liz can play a mean fiddle with her group Killmaine Saints, an Irish rock group. Russ and I will be performing at the 2014 World Flute Society Convention from July 16-20, 2014. There is going to be a great line up of musicians performing there. I’ll have a link to the World Flute Society website for you to check out. So now it’s time to overhaul the website and bring it up to date. If only I had personal assistant!!! Oh well. Till next time many blessings to you all.