New EP "New Mexico Dirt" will release January 9th


As you know from the previous post here, the new EP "New Mexico Dirt" has been underway for quite some time.  I'm happy to report, it's all wrapped up!  My initial idea was to record where I was writing, in the cabin at the foot of the Sangres.  Unfortunately that didn't quite go as planned.  I am happy to report however, that the ultimate goal was accomplished, and the result is nothing less than what I'd hoped for.  

All the songs were written from October 23rd to November 3rd, in Cimarron, NM.  I had a whole notebook full of ideas going back about a year.  Just snippets.  A line here, half a chorus there, but nothing definitive.  The plan was to use all of that to write enough new songs for an EP.  As it turned out, I didn't use any of it.  The Sangres and Cimarron are a very inspiring place for me.  I opened that notebook the first night I was there, and promptly started writing about different stuff altogether.  The good news is, that means I still have a lot of untapped material to work with!

On December 22nd, I spent the day with Todd Divel at his Silo Sound Studio here in Denver.  The place is amazing, and on top of being a first rate engineer, Todd is a ton of fun to work with.  It would have been easy to really slick this thing up and make it super polished, but that was not what I envisioned, and not what I promised you folks.  The resulting recordings are exactly as I said they'd be.  Nothing but one vocal and one guitar.  Nice and simple, and pretty damned raw.  There were definitely things we could have gone back and "fixed" or done differently.  But,  we both felt that with the goal of the project being honesty and reality rather than spit and polish; they were better left alone.  What you get is just me, playing you some new songs.  Mostly single takes.

This Saturday, January 9th at 10:00 AM,  "New Mexico Dirt" will be released into the wild.  It will be available exclusively as a download here on the website.  Nowhere else.  You'll be able to download all six new tunes for $5, or get them individually for $1 each.  There will also be artwork, photos, lyrics, etc., everything you've come to expect when you get new music.

Stay tuned for upcoming new year specials and limited time offers on other music and merchandise.  And as always:

Keep both feet on the wheel, never pet a dog that's on fire, love your neighbor or I'll do it for you.

See you down the road,