It’s finally happened: my album, Fields Burning, has been released. You can stream it, download it, or order a CD here.
It’s been a long time coming, to say the very least. Much of the material on the album I wrote years ago, and while I always intended to put it all together in one place, I delayed doing so again and again. When I finally committed and went into the studio, that process itself was long and arduous, but ultimately rewarding in many ways.
In any case, it’s wonderful to finally be able to share my music with the rest of the world. Everything on the album is my creation–the compositions, the arrangements, and the lyrics. I’m also playing guitar (and some other instruments) in addition to bass. But Fields Burning wouldn’t be what it is without the fantastic musicians I had recording everything else (or without engineers Peter Fox and Mike Okusami).
This is true most of all of Wanda Perkins, the vocalist on six out of the seven songs. For all the countless hours I spent crafting these songs down to the smallest detail, from their creative inception to the final stages of mixing them, it was only ever in Wanda’s voice that they really found themselves. (The exception of course is “At The Break Of Day,” to which Marian McLaughlin lent her own distinctive vocal style to great effect.)
So please, take a listen, preferably with a good pair of headphones or speakers. I think you’ll find that, in only 45 minutes of music, there is a lot to hear.