I’m playing the fourth Sunday of Every Month w/ Thea Ennen (the She Shells). It’s our monthly brunch show, 11:30am at Underground Music Cafe on Hoyt and Hamline (Como Park).
I started a Youtube Channel and can finally share my music w/ you online. :). Here’s the link to My YouTube Channel.
If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of The Long Goodbye, please email me at the address listed above.
2017 is off to a great start. Even though the goal for 2016 was to release a new recording, I’m actually grateful for the delay. It means listeners can expect more new material than ever before. I guess taking a decade off from performing will do that to a writer. It seems the songs just keep coming and I’m feeling blessed beyond blessed.
So, what lies ahead seems to have three different tracks.
The first track, which is already underway, is to record the country album my parents have always wanted me to make. In order to do this, I’ve reached out to Rich Mattson from Sparta Sound (Ol Yeller, The Tisdales, Bitter Spills and Rich Mattson & the North Stars) as producer and engineer. We’ve had a bit of help from Keely Lane (Trailer Trash and Ol Yeller), as well. This upcoming eight song EP will hopefully be ready for release in December of 2017.
Also in the works is a second project with my buddy Mike Bruns (Ride, Rizosphere and Bayou Hazard).
Mike and I are reworking a few of my bluesier/funkier songs, arranging them in new ways, and recording them in full band style. There’s no telling how long this project will take to finish, but so far we’ve been meeting at his studio every Wednesday morning and we’re both committed to the project, so I’m hopeful we’re looking at a 2017 release as well.
Last, but in no way least, I’m waiting for an opening to get into The Hideway with Joe Mabbot and my dear friend/mentor Tim Lyles.
Tim and I have cowritten a catalog of material over the past year. Our songs are melodic and acoustic guitar driven. The biggest challenge we have is finding the time to make a new recording happen. But, my fingers are crossed that we will find the time soon and have something new to share with you all before 2017 comes to a close.
A quick She Shells update. We have finished recording our first album and are very happy with the results. Rich Mattson at Sparta Sounds did a great job engineering the project and our next step is to get it mastered. I promise to keep you posted as we go.
Okay, another quick update to share. The record is finished. Alison Ross did an amazing job mastering it and we now have a limited edition run to sell at live shows. Only one hundred copies available. Get one quick. I don’t think they’ll last long.
Blessings and thanks in advance. Lisa and Thea