A few weeks back I had a dream that I was hanging with my former Seattle band-mates. One of them told me that I should "Finish what I started."
After waking I realized that this comment came in regard to the recordings the band and I had begun a year ago; and, after speaking with that band-mate, it was revealed that she and the other band-mates had held a conversation about the status of the recordings on the same night I had that dream.
I'm always one to listen to synchronicity. And when it coincides with the inability to lock down dates with the folks I'm scheduled to work with in Texas, the choice is easy.
I'll return to Seattle January 25th through March 29th. En route I'll meet with a good friend in Bend, Oregon, who'll be lending his phenomenal electric-guitar skills to one of the six tracks that I'll be finishing while in the Northwest.
The sessions will continue at Paradise Sound in Index, Washington, and will feature several guest musicians to broaden the EP's tonal spectrum.
While in the area I'll also be playing several gigs--some solo and some with other NW musicians. After two months at home, I'll shoot out to Nashville with the recordings to explore the songwriting scene and dive deep into Music City livin'.
I'm also in the midst of the editing process for a collection of sixty poems, which will be called "Inside Out."
Slow and steady seems to be the name of the game. And, though I am very excited to share all of these creations with everyone, I know that this work will only make the final products that much better.