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Chris Standring / Blog

Fall approaches...

Lots of news happening as we approach fall 2011. I have just finished mastering "Send Me Some Snow", my Christmas record I did along with singer songwriter Kathrin Shorr. I'm very excited about this project. It's a vintage sounding collection of original songs with sentimental, romantic themes, all complete with lush orchestration and christmassy feelings. And frankly aren't we all a little tired of remakes of Jingle Bells? Time for some fresh new holiday vibes I say.

The album will be released to the world on November 1st, and no doubt I will be able to release some audio snippets ahead of time.

I'm also half way through writing and recording my new solo album which will be released 2012, hopefully 1st quarter. April looks possible. Cross fingers. It's coming along nicely. I can tell you it's a little more upbeat and joyful than Blue Bolero. It's pretty funky too in places. Again, there is lots of orchestration on it as I get deeper and deeper into that territory.

I plan on playing live much more next year as I will have a new CD to promote. I'll keep you in the loop as things progress...