I'm feeling a little overwhelmed - very gratified but overwhelmed.
With the assistance of Ed Bonk of LAZZ Promotions in Unionville, Ontario, Wires Rosewood & Roots
has gone winging its way around the world to radio stations, reviewers and music databases. As an album of guitar instrumentals, Wires will probably not appear on RockXX (insert your local rock station's frequency here) but it has gone out to campus and community stations, CBC, Galaxie, NPR, and internet radio - all the places who play instrumental, new age and ambient music. All told a couple of hundred copies went out.
I've always felt that Wires is a good recording but it's my baby and I suppose all artists think their CD is fabulous. I am therefore extremely gratified to hear that others think it's a good CD as well. Michael Diamond's review is now available on line.
The next major event for Wires Rosewood & Roots is the CD Release Concert which will take place at The Rum Runner Restaurant, 66 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS on April 7, 2012 at 8:00pm. More information is available on-line here including ticket information and directions to the venue.
During the concert I will be playing some solo guitar pieces from Wires and I will also be joined on stage by David Findlay for some accompaniment to the guitar pieces and a few selections from my earlier releases. David is a keyboard wizard as well as being the producer of Wires. Much of the great sound on the album is a result both of David's playing and of his production skills.
We can't confirm it yet but I've also asked an excellent musician friend of mine to join us as well. He's "60% certain" he'll be available and as soon as it's definite, I'll let you know more. In the meantime, he's being billed as "a surprise mystery guest."
Please mark April 7 in your calendar and come out to the official launch of Wires Rosewood & Roots. The Rum Runner will be open for dinner (doors open at 7:00) as well as the concert, so we invite you to make a night of it and help us celebrate what is sure to be a fabulous night of entertainment.