Went back into the studio today with Kevin Fisher to began work on the next CD. We have about 8 songs in various stages of readiness, and I’m looking forward to having you all hear them!
But I do have to let you all know that tomorrow night’s Kulak’s appearance is off…
Performing songs from Echo Like Empty Rooms at Faith UMC’s annual Coffee House event. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen!
Here are a few photos of The Last American Heroes circa 1992
Echo Like Empty Rooms is here!
I’m really excited to share these 5 songs with you. Kevin Fisher and I had a lot of fun putting this together over the last few months. My long-time pal and guitarist extraordinaire Peter Sheppard makes an appearance on several tracks. Many thanks to Tony Renner for the front cover photo and for my daughter Gina, who put all the graphics together for the CD.
It will be available across all the usual digital platforms in the next few weeks, plus you will be able to purchase physical CDs at CDBaby and Amazon after December 15th. Call your favorite record store and let them know…I can get some for them, too! Of course, if you want to buy direct from the source, it’s $6.49 via PayPal. I’ll even sign it if you’d like!
Oh, and note that this is Volume One…Volume Two is already in the works.
Thanks for your support! rtk
Last Saturday, April 18, was Faith UMC’s Annual Coffee House. I say annual, but it took a break last year so this was actually the return of the Coffee House – part showcase for Faith UMC’s Music Ministry, part fundraiser, part social gathering.
Many Music Ministry acts and bands shared the stage, and there were even some interesting pairings especially for the show.
Some “friends of Faith” performed, including Cuban Middle Aged Missle Crisis which was one of only a handful of performers who entertained the crowd with “secular” songs. Of course, they chose some of the most ultra-obscure covers (including The Shaggs’ “Philosophy of the World” and Jonathan Richman’s “Dodge Vegamatic”) and handled them quite nicely. Frank Rocco has turned into a fine drummer, and finally brought his brand new drumset out of the basement, err, living room.
Another popular act was the trio of Wade, Gary and Brian!
I’ll be appearing at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood this Tuesday evening (7/8/14) sometime between 7:00p and 10:00p. The set up is similar to an open mic night – bunch of songwriters playing 2 songs each.
You can stream the evening live at the Kulak’s Woodshed website. I’ll try to post an update to Twitter and Facebook when I’m getting ready to hit the stage.
Check it out and get a preview of a couple songs from the new record!
My next solo performance will be at the Namaste Cafe in Redondo Beach on Friday, February 28th. I’ll be doing a 25 minute set, plus giving away copies of my Confidential Reasons CD!!
It’s always an fun evening: lots of music, coffee and snacks.
Doors open at 7:00pm – $8.00 donation
Friday, February 28
Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living
907 Knob Hill Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(corner of Knob Hill Avenue and Prospect Avenue, across the street from AltaVista School and Park.)