It is cool and overcast in Portland this morning, and I welcome it. I can see the sun peaking out through the clouds. Birds singing, flowers blooming. I love this time of year.
It has been good to be based back home for the past couple months. I shared a fabulous tour with The Lasses from Amsterdam in April. Thank you again to everyone that came out to the shows. Looking forward to touring with them again in Holland in the fall.
I have been in the process of finishing my album, Bones Will Last. I engineered it with Jordan Leff at Secret Society. Working with Jordan has been such a rich experience. He has engineered 6 projects of mine and this will be the 7th. Danny O’hanlon is mixing the album and I have been enjoying working with Danny in the context of the studio. Both Jordan and Danny have approached this project with such care, support, creativity and patience and I feel honored to work with such steadfast and talented people. Not to mention the performances that have been delivered in the studio from my band mates, Allen Hunter on bass, Zak Borden on mandolin and Don Henson on piano and percussion. I am excited to share this album with all of you!
In the process of making Bones Will Last, we have recorded and developed enough material for a second album so I have decided to release Bones Will Last in 2016 and another body of material (featuring a more electric sound) in 2017. Stay tuned!
I will be launching a kickstarter campaign in June to raise money and awareness for the project and help to offset the costs of the design/manufacturing and promotion of the album. Your support is invaluable and I will be providing a lot of great options for contributing to this project from pre-ordering the CD or vinyl, to tee-shirts and trucker caps, to private parties or house concerts in your home, to a private violin lesson or songwriting workshop with me! I look forward to sharing this album with all of you and thank you in advance for your help and ongoing support. Details about how to get involved will be released soon!
I will also be shooting my first MUSIC VIDEO tomorrow in Cannon Beach with film maker, Martin Vavra of Galaxy Sailor Productions. I am so excited to create this piece which is based around a photo I made in April with The Lasses. It has turned into a video piece and though I know it will be cold to film tomorrow, I cannot wait to see what transpires. Below is a still photo from the project in April.
Inline image 1
I have some great gigs coming up at the end of this month in Seattle, Bainbridge Island and Port Angeles for the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts. I will be playing with Zak Borden and Allen Hunter and will be sharing bills with the amazing Ashleigh Flynn.
In June I have one very special Portland show with Jonathan Brinkley and Robin Jackson at Mississippi Pizza so if you are in the area, come say hi!
I hope you are enjoying your day where ever you are and are finding inspiration and joy in the the things that truly matter to you.
in peace- KC