Friday, August 14, 2015

Before the SUMMER ENDS.

I've been a bad boy and haven't posted a blog since June - tisk, tisk! Sorry about that, y'all, but you know I have been hard at work in the studio getting my new album The Friday Night Consortium together. It's been a real challenge and a very intense learning experience these last few months as I've watched these dozen or so songs take shape from rough demos to final products, but I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished and I am really excited to share what we've created with all of you!

This is roughly what the album cover for The Friday Night Consortium will look like. The photo was taken by Caroline Alden at Toad in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday July 1, 2015.

In the midst of all this wonderful creativity going on, I still have to take on the very real task of promoting the release event and the album itself. Back in mid July I put out a little four-song EP called The Friday Night EP containing the pre-release singles from the album plus one more song and have started sending out to some DJs, radio stations and music reviewers in the hopes that they might latch on to what I'm doing and give me a little shine before the big day comes (which by the way if you don't know by now: the CD RELEASE PARTY is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18th at TOAD in CAMBRIDGE, MA.) If you or anyone you know works in radio or at a publication that reviews music, please by all means reach out to me and I'll get you what you need to see what my new project is all about.

As part of the promotional campaign, I have also put together a new EPK (that's an electronic press kit for those not hip to the business lingo.) You can check that out here:

I was quite fortunate to get a very talented photographer to take photos for the album art. Her name is Caroline Alden, and she has photographed pretty much everyone who is anyone in the Boston music scene. After a lot of deliberation of where we were going to do the shoot, in the end we just ended up doing it at a gig I had (a last minute gig, at that) over at Toad. It really couldn't have been more perfect, and the photos came out great. I will be posting some of the shots we did on a gallery here on my web site, and of course you can see some them when you buy my CD. If you want to check out more of what Caroline has done please visit her web site:

The summer is quickly coming to a close, but it ain't over yet! There's still time to get out and see us live. We've already done a couple hits this month at The Back Page and Sonny Walkers, but we've got another show coming up at Brodie's Seaport Cafe in Salem, MA on Friday August 21st. Hope to see you all there - and I most definitely will need your support and energy at the release party on Friday September 18th at Toad. Thank you as always for taking the time to check out what I do. Be blessed and stay funky!!