Vinyl, Vinyl, Vinyl!!! I'm excited to announce the first wave of release for my upcoming album "The Record Keeper". I have partnered with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings in Brooklyn, NY to bring you a very limited edition 7" release featuring two new songs "Saint Vrain" and "Learn To Sink". We only pressed 80 of these and a portion will be sold at shows, so don't hesitate in ordering your online copy because once they are gone, they are gone! Your vinyl order comes with a digital download of the songs.
Some words about the songs:
Saint Vrain: The Saint Vrain river runs down from the Rocky Mountains through the heart of my town Lyons, Colorado. This is song is about the human/nature connection, the peace I feel when I am home and away from commotion of the city, and the power a river has to bring two people together and carry them through life. Daniel Herman plays the organ on this song.
Learn To Sink: One Sunday afternoon 2 years ago I found myself sitting in a park in Kearney Nebraska, at the end of 2 week tour, waiting for the hours to pass so that I could perform that evening. I longed to be home with my family, and wondered why I was playing in Kearney Nebraska on a Sunday evening. I am a punctual person, and on this day my punctuality got the best of me, I was way too early for an evening engagement in a town that offered little in the form of entertainment. I sat down in the park and penned this song, a ballad that tells of the solitude of the road and the persistence of a heart on a mission that has to "Learn to Sink" now and again. Rob Stragnell performs upright bass on this song.
These are the first offerings from my home studio "The Gulch", except for where otherwise noted, I performed all of the instruments in these songs and I produced these recordings. The full length album that these songs come from "The Record Keeper" will be released next month. This 7" features one of my paintings and some hand lettering I crafted. My friend Molly Tuttle helped me out with the graphic design.
ORDER 7" A: SAINT VRAIN / B: LEARN TO SINK