Back in 2015, around this time, I completed work on a book about the year after my mom died. It took me three years to sit down and write it but once I sat down, it came quickly. Then it took another three years to sit down and get it to the publisher- and this week, Thursday, it comes out in paperback, shiny (or actually, matte) and new.
It has seen a few revisions, mostly bc over time I was able to gain more and more perspective and like a weathervane, I wanted to keep it current. But at some point, you gotta just let it go. That’s what I’m doing this week- lettin it go. Lettin go of it.
If you’ve been waiting for the paper version, apologies that it took so long. If you are keen to travel light or you like your reading digital, I am having a promotional offer this week, to celebrate, and offering the ebook version of it for FREE over here. Should be available through Sunday and then goes back to the usual price. Drop a word of review over on Amazon, say if you thought it was gunk or good, I’d love to hear either way.
Meantime, still cloudy with a chance of moisture. My favorite. 😉
making sure spring gets its due, there’s a new feature this month: all future cd sales will go thru my website. so get ’em while supplies last. btdubbs, you can request signed copies still but just know it may take a bit longer, depending on when i am in town to sign.
the new album, unCovered, will be released in the fall on vinyl and digitally. i can get it for you wholesale. [jk- that’s a musical.] ❤
Visit Pandora’s app or site, they’ve recently added Heyday (2012) to their platform. Featuring the handiwork of Eric Anders and Matt Brown producing, the tracks also have some great players (check out Bandcamp for details on who).
Deciding to look into the archives before starting the album and dig up a few treasures to release for the Subscribers List (see here or here), I came across some recordings from the Wind Chases the Sun sessions (see here). One was a song that I co-wrote with the wonderful Jesse DeNatale, about Leonard and his first wife, Mary, who went through his early trials with him. The Black Market Band re-recorded our initial demo track and gave it some real landscape, but I find I prefer the intimate, bare-bones style(surprise, surprise) of the initial track, so we remixed it and voila. It will be available on Aug 17th (->see music page) xo
The recordings on unCovered continue, a saga by now. More on that later. Meantime, it’s hot and always a good time for a tall iced tea…..
So, there’s a new album of songs coming and it’s avail for pre-release orders as of the 15th of this month over on Bandcamp 😉 It is a project not close to my heart, but it IS my heart: a tribute to my mother who died in December, it’s a collection of songs she sang all the time with us-my dad and us three kids- but since it couldn’t be 800 hours long, we had to peel it back…. to 21 tracks. 😉 But! They are pretty snippet-y tunes, some under a minute, and recorded with my bother Aaron and my daughter Juliet this winter. I hope you love them as much as I do!
They are going to be wrapped up in June ( i.e.: mastering, cds, etc) with liner notes and bonus & hidden tracks- well worth the tiny price tag of $7 hopefully! Thanks so much for listening and PLEASE, people, feedback! I wanna know what you think! xo
“Sweet Folk Chicago” on WFMT with local folk luminary/guest host Andrew Calhoun of Waterbug Records Sat Dec 4, 7 pm CSThttp://www.wfmt.com streaming. Jenn’s “Me and Abigail” featuring Jeff Rady’s guitar work included in the evening’s lineup…
so i recently came across a whole bunch of unprocessed film rolls in cannisters in my things which had been stored basically since 2004 when i packed up my house in studio city and pretty much went on the road. anyway, ive been getting them developed and posting these old shots from, i dont know, 2002? ’03, ’04, ’05? in the last few postings. funny to see what we had been in the middle of. where we went. how things are. different world, really. hope you enjoy.