Friday, February 10, 2017

Under Fading Stars E.P.

When I was a young man I pulled a tarot card that said “like the Phoenix, you will rise from the ashes.”  I had no idea what this meant and dismissed it.  Fast forward to 2007, after releasing nine CD’s I was still a speck of dust in the Indie Universe and my speck was eroding.  Downloads were decreasing, radio quit playing my songs, magazines quit reviewing my albums, there was nowhere to distribute my CD’s and I had no band to promote my material.  I was spent and I just quit.

In October of 2013 I picked up a guitar for the first time in six years and struck a chord.  There was work to be done.  I had to re-learn how to play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.  My voice changed as well.  I had to reassess how I sang and adapt to the key that my voice is now.  

While the reintroduction was been frustrating and humbling, it was also a lot of fun.  New lessons and technologies were learned and old forgotten ones remembered.  There have been a few cringe worthy moments along the way as well as a few victories.

I think I emerged from those ashes.  I started playing live again (band and solo), have a website, YouTube videos, and this E.P. marked my tenth release.  I’m still a speck of dust in the ashes of the Indie Universe but you know what, I still sort of rock.  Below is the link to my latest release, 2015's "Under Fading Stars."