There have been a lot of new folks following my blog over the past couple of months, so I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that I have a CD available for sale. It was recorded in Edmonton in March and April this year, and it is called ‘Folk Songs And Renovations’. It includes six original songs and five traditional songs arranged by me. I sing and play guitar and cittern, and Alex Boudreau sings and plays guitar and mandolin on three of the tracks.
If you’d like to purchase a digital copy of the CD you have several options, including iTunes, CD Baby, and Band Camp; in all three cases the cost is $9.99 for the whole CD. At the CD Baby site you also have the option to order a real physical copy of the CD for $20.00. If you want to listen to all of the tracks in their entirety before purchasing, the Band Camp site will allow to do that.
Finally a few thank you messages:
The CD was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Stew Kirkwood at Sound Extractor Studios in Edmonton.
Design is by me, layout and graphic realization by Carrie Day, and cover photos by Thomas Brauer, Brian Zahorodniuk, and me.
Many thanks to Alex Boudreau, Stew Kirkwood, Carrie Day and Rob Heath for expertise, help, encouragement and friendship. Many thanks to my musical heroes, Nic Jones, Kate Rusby and Martin Carthy; they have passed on and reinterpreted the rich heritage of traditional folk music for a new generation, and their renovations have inspired a good many of my own! Thanks also to the wonderful community of musicians in Edmonton, especially the good friends who gather every month at Rob’s place to help each other write better songs. Finally, many thanks to my family, without whom none of this would ever have happened.