Man, it's been a weired few weeks all over the world. Who ever though that one day we would not be allowed to leave home or go to work for weeks on end? It's the kind of thing that movies are made of.
It's been so sureal that it's literally only just hitting home and the (WTF was that) has now arrived. I know I've been one of the lucky ones through this and it's given plenty of time to reflect on life and what matteres and what dosent so much. Its forced myself and a lot of others out there to re evaluate their lives, to count ourselves fortunate to be alive and to make the most of it too.
It's opened my eyes and its taken a world wide pandemic to do so, how fucking insane is that???
So do the things you love, be who you want to be, be kind, have empathy and love your friends and familly.
I love folk music, raw acoustic tracks with a story behind it. This one's called Boatmen. It's about the rise and demise of the fishing bussineses of Rhos On Sea. Some of my earlyest memories are of being on my dad's fishing boat, an old timber boat called Corral Star, brought over to Rhos when the breakwater was first built. More arrived over the years, a lot of characters from diferent places. A lot of them use to drink in the old Rhos Abby hotel just off the beach. One by one they left for one reason or another. The financial crash killed off most of it and now there is only one boat left skippered by a loverly bloke, trained up by my old man who is now retired. He's called Jack, or captain Jack as I like to call him. Long may he sail on calm seas and hopefully the industry will come back again one day.
It has ReEeEallY finally happened, the new album "Oceans Of Your Mind" has been released. Its out there on a whole lot of streaming platforms that are too many to mention as well as for download from the community label, CEG Records website. Click to listen and download it HERE (hope that link works)
I'm still working on some hard coppies and progress is being made SLOWLY. Unfortunately that's a bit of the downside of being a DIY musician with a day job, nothing gets done quickly around here. The good side is, you get the freedom to do what you want, when you want and that's pretty cool.
Anyways, go check it out and let me know what you think.
So, it's true that there is an album finished that will be released in the not too distant future. It's all been coming together slowly over the past couple of years but I have so many new tracks that I want to share with you, so, I will be posting demos on my new page "demos and free stuff" where there is also a donate button.
If the urge grabs you and you feel like donating towards more studio time for me to record some new tracks then you can do it there.
If you don't then that's also fine, we will still be friends and you can just hang out and listen to what's already out there on the tinterweb.