Greetings Everyone. By now the flowers are beginning to shoot up from the ground
and smile at the sun. Always the time of year when new things begin to bloom. As
you know.. we have begun recording our new CD with Legendary Producer Bruce Swedien
and Ramsees Mechan. We still are in awe of the position we are in. Right
now we are gathering up videos of our time in the studio with him. We will be editing
and posting them soon.
We have been
performing more and more original shows around the South East. This Summer we have
Some Midwest dates included which we are excited about. We always love to see new
country and meet new people. For Example, we just returned home from a weekend of
performances in Chattanooga and with Aubrie ( our daughter ) being home schooled,
she gets to ride along. Her Father and she rode the cable car up look out mountain.
It was a thrill for them. Me? I stayed on the ground with my friend Joy, who came
all the way from Northern IL to see us. Joy and I agree that we don't like to put
ourselves in a situation where we can't get out of. : D
There are places we have never been to that we would LOVE to see and I think the
only way to see them is through building a tour in targeted areas. For instance.
We'd love to visit Maine, Michigan, Wyoming, NV, Canada, Georgia, and the West Coast.
and Upper New York, We'd also like to return to some of our favorite areas like
Colorado, TX, The Midwest, Arizona, Tenn, North Carolina, East Coast Vermont - NJ.
We have had radio airplay in these areas thanks to Hudson Harding Music., but have
only visited once or twice or not at all. Maybe you live in one of these areas and
you have a brilliant idea that would help us get there. There are so many creative
ways to help independent artists. We work hard researching venues and Contacting
personell, sending promotional material, but sometimes word of mouth gives us the
extra boost we need. It is important for us to tell you that we aren't looking for
handouts or someone else to do our job for us.. we just need ideas like... maybe
there's a house concert or venue that we might have missed. Maybe there's a folk
show on your local radio station that would like to have an interview with us. Let
us know who to contact in these places. You could be Your Region's tour manager
for us. :D Our favorite type of venues are indoor listening rooms. We feel when
conditions serve the concert, both artist and audience have a memorable evening
with stories and songs where you can hear the lyrics without having to blow your
voice out. Maybe you have attended a house concert and know some friends who might
like our music. We can play in your living room. Even if it's just 10 people. My
friend Fran started http://www.listeningroomnetwork.com/ and http://concertsinyourhome.com/ to help artists like
himself and us. It explains what listening rooms and house concerts are and
all the different ways they can be created. Maybe it will cause the lightbulb to
go on. Ideas beget ideas.
We posted some home
videos of some new songs we've written. http://www.youtube.com/user/dalmusic1?feature=mhee
We are preparing to do a video interview as a media center project for one of our
local high schools. They have all the professional gear and hungry kids eager to
learn the film industry. We are honored that they asked us.
We have been busy finding new ways to get our music out there. We've signed up with
several internet radio sites like Jango and Lastfm. After we are finished recording
our CD, our plan is to meet with BMI reps to talk publishing. We've met with a couple
Nashville staff writers who think we should tap into this side of the industry and
we have been in contact with our friend in LA who is an entertainment paralegal
who helps with promotional ideas that we haven't heard of, and steers us away from
entities who will waste our time. We are grateful for the time she gives us.
Have we told you how grateful we are of you too? Seriously, it's people like
you who believe in us, that keep us writing, wanting to perform, and wanting to
tour. Your stories inspire us also. Several of our songs became reality because
of some of your stories, or maybe because of who you are. Everyone has a story,
and everyone is uniquely song material. You attend our shows with enthusiasm
and as an artist, we feed off that and couldn't continue performing without it.
You help us get to the next level because you believe in us. You share our music
with your friends, you host a house concert for us, you tell venues and radio about
us, you even try to get us on TV. Those things really mean a lot to
us and every action you take on our behalf is very much appreciated. It would be
a difficult musical road for the both of us, if we didn't have you. So Thank
"It's better to have made a mistake, than to not have tried at all"