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The “Kickstarter” campaign was a huge success, with the goal surpassed and funding reached within several days. At the end of the 30 day campaign, we had put together over $17,000 towards the new CD! Needless to say, I was staggered by the wonderful support and I am very grateful to all who jumped in with such generosity. There will be updates and info on the Kickstarter page (some of which will be just for “backers”) and I’ll probably put some stuff on Facebook as the project unfolds. All the “rewards” will be set up to go out when the CD is released, since most involve a copy of the CD, and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to ship stuff separately.

A number of people have contacted me to ask if they can still support the project and get the Rewards, even though they missed the deadline for the campaign – and the answer is YES! If you email me individually we can work it out in most cases. For more info on the possible Rewards see the Kickstarter page:

 I am very happy to report that great progress has already been made on the new CD! This past November I attended a great conference in Los Angeles called the TAXI Road Rally, and heard a producer/engineer named Ronan Chris Murphy speak about recording. I’d read his articles before, but was really impressed by the talks that he gave, and in chatting with him later found out that he actually grew up in my hometown in Virginia. I asked him to send me some samples of his work and was impressed with the power, clarity and organic feel of recordings that he sent.

In late March Ronan came up to Davis and we spent a few intense days talking, listening to music and discussing a direction and plan for a CD that will represent me really strongly. Our first round of sessions are scheduled for the third week in April, in Los Angeles at Ronan’s studio ( and I’m really excited to be moving forward on this! Keep an eye on my main site ( and Facebook for more news in the coming weeks.