I’ve just settled back into fatherhood, Columbus, and gigging after two amazing weeks spent making a great recording that truly represents my work at its best. It was amazing to hear my songs come to life with all the folks who were involved in the process. I’ll tell the stories of how each person contributed, but first, allow me to tell you about my own experience from my point of view…
Making a record can be frightening, not the spooky kind, but the real life – what if more than 3 years of hard work turns into a complete failure? - type of frightening. After all, this is what I’ll be using as the cornerstone of my performances for the next couple of years. I will carry this as a torch that will light the working path ahead, so it had better be my best. The pressure that comes along with all the moving parts, the scheduling, the big huge chunk of change, the travel, etc., can be overwhelming. I have spent thousands of hours thinking, writing, editing, singing songs this way and that, and imagining all the while what I wanted the finished collection of songs to be in the end. The melodies, rhythms, phrasings, ideas, language, message, and delivery have been worked on over and over again. I love doing this. This is my gift, this is my mission, to make beautiful music with meaning that others can relate to and derive lasting joy from. The support I have received and continue to receive from all of you is incredible. Now, let me reflect back on each person who was involved in the actual making of my new record, so that you may have a window into the workings of this labor of love.
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