I tend to believe that there is something hauntingly meaningful about the life you live after you've made the choice to pick up the pieces and go on.
The life after is the life that you choose as the future unfolds, but its also the life that you're condemned to based upon the events and outcomes of the past. You can ignore it or examine it, but ultimately there's no escaping from it...
One of the songs on the upcoming new album is Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday, a number written in 1966 by Ron Miller and Bryan Wells. It was recorded and released that year by Motown blue-eyed soul singer Chris Clark, but it found success as a 1969 single by fellow Motown artist Stevie Wonder.
It reached #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to #2 in the UK.
I've always loved Stevie's version, but I got really inspired when I listened to the original by Chris Clark. I just love that classic Motown sound!
My version can't compare with those of these two brilliant and talented artists, but it was done in a spirit of tribute to Motown.
What kind of music do you like? Not only is there more new music being created than ever before, there are more types and genres of music being created all the time.
I've always liked roots-based rock and roll and retro-pop music. I guess I'd describe my upcoming new album as a blend of americana, rock and roll and blue-eyed soul music. You'll be able to hear it soon as it will be available on October 24, 2017. I hope that you'll let us know if it's the kind of music that you like.
A year ago today my first EP was released. I thank all of you who have given it a space somewhere in the music that accompanies your lives.
If you like to discover and explore new music with a roots-oriented sound, I hope you'll give a listen to my upcoming LP, After Life. It has been a long road and taken a great deal of effort to get here, but I am pleased to announce that After Life will be available everywhere on October 24, 2017. Those who pre-order the album beginning on September 16th will be able to download at that time a copy of the first single from After Life, The Day You Said Goodbye.
I can't wait to share this album with you! I look forward to hearing what you think, and if you like it, I hope you'll tell the world!! :-)