Like most of the world, I have been hunkered down going on a year now, waiting for the world to be somewhat like it used to be. I had just finished my last CD, “Last Summer” last spring and released it in May. I had fantasies of going out on the road again as I had done most of my life, especial the last 16 years as a solo artist. Well, spring passed, summer passed, fall passed and here we were on the verge of winter and still I couldn’t go out and support my newest CD. I was getting discouraged and worried about our great country and longed for how it used to be. I didn’t feel like playing, singing and what was the point in writing new songs? I couldn’t even send CDs to the radio stations because no one was physically there! Fortunately we live in a time where many radio stations around the world can download my music digitally. That is the new normal for now. Many stations did in fact download my new CD and started playing it including Sirius/XM Radio’s Deep Tracks. I made a video for the title song Last Summer and sent it to Earle Bailey. To my great joy, Earle loved the song and immediately started playing it. OK now what was next?
Call it a coincidence but in November of 2020, I started getting song ideas as I felt inspired about the future. One song came and then the next and then the next and before I knew it, I had enough new material for a new EP. I started recording and after some months passed, I had my new project mixed. Because I cannot tour yet, I have decided to release it digitally and eventually make a CD when the time is right.
These six new songs were written with my buddy Michael McLean and it was not without speed bumps. During the process, both my sons, grandchild and daughter-in-law who live in LA, all got Covid-19 but thank goodness recovered. Michael who was already recovering from other past health issues got Covid-19 as did his wife and thankfully they both recovered. Just when we thought we were back on track, Michael suffered a heart attack and again, thankfully, was treated early enough to get him all fixed up good as new!
So here we are, early March of 2021 getting ready to release a new batch of songs, both Melanie and I have been vaccinated and we hope and pray that by fall, I can get out and play live again which is what I love to do. March 26th, I will celebrate my 69th birthday and the clock is ticking!!!
This EP is totally fan supported by folks that have been listening to my music throughout my journey. I cannot thank you all enough for keeping the music alive and for the 50 years of support!!!