Before I get to the “studio update…” last night I got the share a song at the Emerging Artist Open Mic event at the Dahl Fine Arts Center here in Rapid City. Right now in this season of my life… I am wanna play as many ‘open mics’ as possible. I know sounds crazy for someone who has played up to 150 shows a year… but, I am wanting to develop this new sound and music and this one great way to do it!
Last night’s open mic was a HUGE success. I was joined by Woody (Daniel) Earwood on mandolin, Stuart Jenner on second guitar and Katie Lautenschlager (my musical partner in Avalon Roads) on the fiddle. The song I chose was “Let It Fly.” The response was overwhelming… one person came up to me afterwards and noted that he had goose bumps, while others noted that our set was the best of the evening. Now… there are many amazing musicians in our area, so I wouldn’t go so far the say that we are the best… but the sentiment was appreciated greatly! I think the song really struck a chord!
Tonight… myself, Woody and Stuart will be heading up to Hill City to play at this evenings ‘open mic’ at Chute Roosters!
Now… onto the the Studio Update…
The work we accomplished Thursday evening, well… we ended up trashing it! I know… crazy, but… working with Daniel Earwood… we both are committed to getting the best for this project. SO… all the work up til about, 10 pm last night… TRASHED. We started all over… and I have to tell you… you are going to love this song! Within a couple of hours we were able to re-piece the song with new parts and the groove is so gorgeous… wow! ANYWAY, it’s basically done… next editing… and an iTunes single release/preview is coming soon!!!
I can’t wait to share this new song with you all!!! Stay tuned!!!