It’s been a busy, busy year. A year of the stuff that builds faith, leads to prayer, long walks seeks grace… …and the stuff of new songs. (Good ones, I believe!). I have 2 brand new releases:
Mule was just released last week.
The Rags of Absence drops this December. The new CD version has extensive art work this time, making it something of a “collectors item!”
2 new albums=20 brand new songs!
Here are the brief updates, folks:
(a surprise album)
10 brand new download songs, plowing deep furrows. Drop in for a listen and/or purchase.
The other new album, which drops in December, is streaming at:
The Rags of Absence
Pre-order at: The Rags of Absence
Honestly? I believe I’ve made some great & timely records in my life. These last 7 years in the high deserts of New Mexico have afforded me the time & “contemplative space” to develop my own approach, and sound as an Americana singer-songwriter; My way of “doing what I do.”
And EACH of YOU who are receiving this newsletter have been so very garcious & kind with words of encouragement, prayers & goodwill. I give thanks for such nurture daily!
But, out of the 76 albums?
I know we all have our favs.
Me? Killing Floor, Blister Soul, Roof of the Sky, Audible Sigh, Locket~full of Moonlight, Power & The Glory, Amber Waves and would rate high. (The recent 5 “desert albums” Dolorosa, Winnowing, Lands & Peoples, Slow Trauma & Mule) also rank quite high on my list of “mission accomplished” albums).
For me? It’s a matter of “arriving” as an artist, at home in one’s own skin.
Believe me: I still enjoy every song I’ve ever written and every album I’ve released deeply. And I hope (and pray, as well!) that folks will continue to enjoy the whole catalog of some 76 albums. I stand by the authenticity & integrity of every song.
I think The Rags of Absence might well be among the very, very best.
Why, you ask?
RoA is the distillation of emotional maturity, artistry & ability all coming together in compelling songs, lyrics & music. The rock rocks on every level.
Those of you who know me, know I do not ever set the cross-bar low, so the above statement is quite the declaration. But I do stand by it. Extensive art work & packaging will make this a collectors item, as well.
SO: 2 things I encourage you to do:
1st: “See”/Hear for thyself: Drop in for an attentive listen at:
Rags of Absence streaming.
2nd: Please consider pre-ordering this recording, in download or CD formats, at the new website:
We’d appreciate it!