A long time it has been since I’ve sent some words.Â The reason for their absence is due to my being holed up in a small 8′ x 10′ apartment turned studio with my audio guru friend Eric Gaskell and his tiny dog Milo mixing my new album ‘Bouquet of Might & Fury’.Â Through the dark and burly winter days and nights plenty of dials were turned and mouse clicks clicked to attain a comfy balance with the levels of each song. With over 30 musicians involved and obstacles of many, the lengthy process proved to be the heftiest and most challenging project I have endured to date. Particularly challenging was having young Milo’s wet nose constantly dab into my arm and face while working.Â Thereâ€™s just something slightly unnerving about that particular dog habit.Â Thankfully Milo and I have become far better pals since completing the project.
All in all, I am quite happy and proud of the album and with everyone who contributed their talent and time.
In other news, a string of performances with my band and opera friends Liederwolfe are on the horizon.Â To kick off spring, I’ll be playing a show for the Montreal Chamber Music Festival tomorrow evening.
Below are the details:
Friday, May 1st
Sala Rossa, Montreal (4848 Blvd. St. Laurent)tix: 10$ @ door / show @ 9pm
Classical violin virtuoso Mark Djokic & percussionist virtuosa Anne Julie Caron will support the evening.
Thanks all.Â I hope to see you soon.Â Enjoy the rise of summer.