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Hi Everyone! I have great news about my recording project. It is done! It is right. It has been a long, challenging road. The original recording deal I had fell apart so I did it anyway because I can do that if I want. Now it is time to set it free…
The album is 8 songs. It is titled W.A.I.S.T.D? which is one of the tracks on the album. There is a line in the song that asks, “What am I supposed to do?” and my son Jeff told me it was too long for a song title so I came up with the acronym that seemed fitting for the subject of the song.
I play Acoustic Guitars and sing the songs. The band is: Bassist Dave Kelsen, Drummer Manny Ramos, Violinist Eric Brenton, Samantha Materile on Piano, Lead Guitarist Mark Drummond and Vulcho Bonev on Electric Guitars and Hammond L3. The vocals are backed up by Bree Brixton and Christine Santa Ana. The band is joined by Jeff Vanags on Ukulele on the song This is My Home.
The songs were produced by Michael Vanags and Samantha Materile. They were recorded and engineered by Vulcho Bonev at Vucanic Studioz, Costa Mesa, CA. Mastering was done by Noel Golden, Nashville, TN.
The record is out there in cyberspace and available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon Music and other digital marketplaces. I thank you all for your patience.
I will be playing some shows soon and will post them on my FB Music Page and everywhere else I can.
I would love it if you would spread the word, share the links, and tell folks to go to my FB Music Page and click the “like” button.
For now I am selling the music online. If you want a physical copy they will be available in about a month.
1. You can buy the digital album at CD Baby for $7.50 or buy individual tracks for .99 cents each. This is the best value:
2. You can buy the digital album at iTunes for $7.92 or buy individual tracks for .99 cents. This is more than CD Baby and iTunes takes 30% of your money (so CD Baby is way better), but just in case:
Look up Michael Vanags on iTunes.
3. You can buy the songs for .99 cents each at Amazon.com:
4. If you want a physical CD send $10.00 to VANAGS, 8941 Atlanta Ave., Suite 113, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. I will mail you a CD when the printing and duplication is done (or I will burn you one now with a cheesy paper label if you want).
The songs are available on:
If there is a venue you would like me to play live let me know and let them know. We can make it happen. Even back yards and living rooms.
THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT AND ALL ORIGNAL ART AND MUSIC.
My art can be found at: