Hello Friends & Family
“Ride The Sky” is DONE!
It is with backhoes blissfully bursting with glee that I am FINALLY able to announce the release of my first lyrical CD in years! It’s been a true labor of love & I owe the largest boulder of gratitude to my dear friends Neale Eckstein & Laurie Laba for opening up their studio & hearts & home to make it possible! Additional Bodacious THANKYOU’S to all of you who’ve really listened to & supported my music over the years & who’ve been a gentle wind urging me on through this project…
On to the scoop…
1- About “Ride The Sky”
2- Where to purchase the CD
3- Links to Youtube video w/ song clips & wacky photos of the making of the CD
4- CD release concerts
5- More about artists & songs on “Ride the Sky”
6- THANKS & HOPE TO CYA
1- About “Ride The Sky”… Here’s the official Press Release info to fill you in a bit.
"Ride the Sky" is a bigger than life vagabond writer's magnifying glass-ified kaleidoscopic vision of back road Americana! From stop sign wielding hitchhikers thumbing rides on Harleys in Chattanooga to coal mining & snake handling in Appalachia, sticky floors in skanky bars, five & dimes & neon signs, & dirty blues swirling circles around bottles of Jim Beam. It's about lone coyote lovers... like grains of sand slipping through fingers where palms meet lips on train windows... Where wandering gypsies meet lonely road dogs spilling guts on the head of a pin...while ghosts still circle around dusty boots leaving footprints in the sky.
And baseball... yeah! Popcorn kisses pink cotton candy while old leather gloves slap in hands... to the voices of Annie AND former Red Sox pitcher & wild man Bill "Spaceman" Lee. (Bill's bona-fide musical debut!) Annie songs run the gamut from picky acoustic guitar & delicate piano with string accompaniment, to natty rockin blues with nasty slide guitar, to the closing chorus of angelic voices questioning "are we poets or drunkards or incarnate souls" waiting, waiting, waiting for manna to fall from the sky...Talk about a Ride!!!
2-Where to purchase the CD:
HUGE thanks to all who’ve already said they plan to purchase a CD… & even maybe some to share as gifts. That makes it all the sooner I can do it again. (Since the making & outcome of this CD has been so wonderful for all involved, we’ve vowed to do it again sooner than later! YAY!)
Digstation: The CD is now available for immediate digital download. Safe & Easy. Only $10