Hello all, just wanting to drop in an update for everyone on the progress of the upcoming album "Hardened Hearts." Last night I was in the studio with Doug, James Vincent Carroll, and Sarah Sophia. JVC and Sarah were laying down some background vocal tracks for this first batch of songs for the record. As expected, they both blew it away. With background vocals being done we are extremely close to having this first batch of songs finished. Last week I met with Doug to work on horn arrangements, which will be cut soon.
After horns and background vocals are worked into the tracks, all that remains for the first batch will be mixing/mastering. Then we'll begin working on the second batch of songs. Stay tuned to the website and to all social media outlets. I'll have something for you all when the first batch is completed. This road of making "Hardened Hearts" has been pretty exciting so far. I'm lucky to have such talented friends that are helping me make this album.
Speaking of Sarah Sophia earlier, she has a new EP coming out this Friday, March 31. You should buy it. It's good.
Thanks for staying tuned, and I hope to see everyone out and about this week. Here's this week's shows:
Tuesday, March 28 - The Claddagh Restaurant & Pub, High Point, NC, with Jason Tyler. 9:30PM-1:30AM
Wednesday, March 29 - The Bar on 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, with W. Kiley Smith. 7:00PM-10:00PM.
Thursday, March 30 - Tanglewood Pizza Company, Advance, NC. 6:00PM-9:00PM.
Friday, March 31 - Wayward Brews: Sarah Sophia EP Release Party, Winston-Salem, NC. 7:00PM-10:00PM. Featuring: W. Kiley Smith, Susanna Macfarlane Lee, Sarah Sophia, and Dell Guthrie.
Saturday, April 1 - Food Freaks Beer Geeks, Winston-Salem, NC. 7:00PM-10:00PM.