This coming winter I have been asked to be a panelist and talk about The Feel Good Tour. The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance their goal is to provide opportunities for our members to network regionally and advance the overall mission of Folk Alliance International to: Increase understanding of the rich variety, artistic value, cultural and historical significance, and continuing relevance of folk music and dance among educators, media and the general public. (Education), Provide a bridge to and from folk music and dance organizations and needed resources, and to help those organizations link with their constituencies. (Networking), Influence decision makers and resource providers on the national, state, provincial, and local levels, insuring the growth of folk music and dance. (Advocacy), Support and encourage the development of new and existing grassroots folk music and dance organizations. (Field Development), Strengthen the effectiveness of folk music and dance organizations by providing professional development opportunities. (Professional Development) I look forward to be going and seeing old friends and making new ones.
We will be adding some tracks we have found on our ADAT dates. One version of Wounded Knee I did that is very cool. That song first appeared in Broadside magazine back in the early 1970. We have 13 ADAT tapes to go through and we are half way there. After that we put the songs in order and the CD will be ready to press.
Today we try to finish mastering and then going through my ADAT tapes tapes. There is a lost track I have called, Turn This World. Next week we lay the songs in order, then its on designing the CD.
Today we start mastering the cuts that will be on the next two CD. Sometimes this can take a while but I am going to try my best that by the end of Aug. to be ready to press the CD's. !st CD - On The Road (Surviving)
This coming Friday I head over to the Beacon Sloop Club. It is right near the train station in Beacon, New York. Can't miss it, its the building with a pine tree going through the roof. You bring some food, bring your instruments and the first Friday of the month it happens, very cool. Saturday we head to the Falcon Ridge Festival and will be there all day. If you like singer/songwriters type then you should check it out.
My thanks to the folks of this festival in asking me back year after year (I think its been about 8 years). I keep thinking they would grow tired of hearing me and then they call me up and ask me again. So my thanks to Nan and Pat in asking again this year. It might of started with a rain down pour but it ended in sunshine. Life cannot get any better. So I guess I will keep writing more songs and doing what I do, bring some sunshine to folks life.
This coming Tues. we will be laying the tracks for my last song of this project. It has been years in the making and now is coming to a close. We will have 21 tracks for enough for two CDs. Our first one, On The Road (Surviving) we will be mastering in Aug.
I go back in the studio to record my song, Wounded Knee which appeared first in Broadside Magazine in the 1970's. And it looks like we will be recording, What Would Jesus Drive? on the 21st. We then go to mastering both CD's.
Here is the real guy that I wrote this song about, Frank was a real trip. http://wlrn.org/post/key-wests-banana-bread-man-made-mans-bread-popular#.U7sfoSjMGZk.facebook
We are in pre-productions for our next song, and its funny when you work with other musicians, things come out. This song is gonna have a Louisianan shuffle, barrel- house blues feel to it. Hopefully we get this one in the can this month.