Hi folks, it's LD. Thanks for all the Happy Birthdays!
There are major events and undertakings in my life these days. A lot of airplay, a new CD nearly finished, returning to Scotland to perform in a bigger, better way. Two albums planned for the fall. Four gigs every week with my trio.
In February, the terrific musicians I play with and I rehearsed and recorded for a new CD, 'Rocket Science'. We're close to finishing it now. There's Bad-ass White Stripes, voodoo KT Tunstall, a meditative ballad about 9-11. Infectious-groove-but-sideways John Lennon and Stevie Wonder. Two Mexican Corridos - if you're Anglo, that's music you usually hear from one of the cars at an intersection - with tuba and accordion and trumpets and guys singing Ay-ay-ay! A Quebec folk song, Bob Marley 'through the looking glass', and more. It doesn't seem possible, but somehow these are all fun to hear and sit really well together on a CD.
Last week myself-released CD went to the Top Five on the College Radio Jazz charts. In the midst of a 2500 shows land concerts last summer in Scotland I won a Herald Angel Award. A German label ASKED ME if they could release my version of 'The Bends' on a Compilation Album.
When 'Rocket Science' comes out I expect airplay and tours. I expect great things, especially because it'll come out while the last album is blowing up on radio!
Since I'm an independent artist without a label or a management to help make these things happen, I'm coming to you to gather funds so I can keep putting out music and touring and not still be paying for this album while I'm making the next.
You can help by spreading the word -- Twitter, FB, liking the music and the project. .