I’m very happy to announce the upcoming release of my new record, The Key & The Cross. It’s a collection of solo guitar/voice performances, captured live by Ben Jenkins at Kill Room Studios in Seattle earlier this year. The sole exception is a lovely duet with Gina Belliveau, also cut live in the same sessions.
The material here is quite different from anything else I’ve ever done. It’s predominantly blues-based, and many of the songs have roots in old traditional blues and folk tunes. Here’s a taste:
The record will be released digitally through Bandcamp on 11.1.2012. I used this site to get my last batch of music out into the world, and it seemed to work great. It’s easy-peasy for both artist and consumer, and I love that you can choose your preferred file format.
Unlike that record, I’m pressing some actual compact discs (remember those?) this time. It’ll be just a short run of 300 to start with, and to celebrate, Gina and I are going to throw the discs, my guitar, and my amp in the car and play a few shows around the western half of the country in November. Here’s the basic itinerary, and you’ll find more details at Reverb Nation.
11.8 – Portland, OR – Jade Lounge
11.9 – San Francisco, CA – 111 Minna Gallery
11.10 – Los Angeles, CA – Witzend
11.11 – San Diego, CA – Lestat’s
11.12 – Phoenix, AZ – Rogue
11.14 – Provo, UT – Velour
11.15 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBD
11.16 – Wennatchee, WA – Caffe Mela
11.17 – Seattle, WA – Egan’s Ballard Jam House (reservations recommended)