Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dispatches / Pirates of Destiny in the Twin Cities

Day 7 Minneapolis. Look to the west, for the stars are in our favour. Watch YouTube and learn about Richard and his passions. Volume, both size and sound, cleanse the spirit and excite the mind. From Lettsworth to Legend / The Music of Buddy Guy. Track 9 played backwards is the secret to the universe.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Project X / Part Deux

So today, I met with my co-producer, Keith Kenyon, who I feel is one of the brightest stars in the recording field, and we listened to the final, mastered mixes of Project X. I can say that this record represents the very best recorded work that I have ever done. I don't say this lightly, or without considerable thought, but I really feel that this record, more than any other that I have done, represents the sound of the SHB live and un-adulterated. Once the ink is dry on our distribution deal, and a release date has been set, I'll go into greater detail about the project. I promise to describe every track, and give all the gearheads a veritable feast of tech type scoop. Until then, all I can say is that this is the very best record I have ever done. I am so proud of Richard, Tom and Keith for trusting me and traveling on this amazing journey. I am so proud of all of the support that all of you have shown us and I promise to make bigger waves this year to validate your faith in us.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Project X / F.L.T.L.

So after 4 months of hard work, the new record is about to see the light of day. At least it's closer than it's been. The final mastering should happen on Saturday (4/7) and then we get it to you in about 2 months. We are close to inking a deal with a label to distribute the record for us in the US and Canada, Europe to follow (fingers crossed!)
Wanna know what it is? I gotta wait at least one more week before I can tell you! It's a special project that is very important and personal to me. I can tell you that it is a raw, raw, raw record. Exposed soul, bare knuckles, naked emotions. Me, Richard and Tom, no overdubs, loud guitar, in fact, my O'Brien amps sounded so good that it was really hard to not play! On most songs, I just kept going and going! Thanks Tim for building the best amplifiers in the world!
I'm so excited about this year. I really feel like we're going to have an amazing year and I really hope and pray that all of you can be a part of it. I look forward to getting out on the road and seeing all of you and making incredible music with my band mates. I hope we bring you a different sound this year. We are working on some things that will completely blow up the idea of a trio, or as we like to call it; a 3peace band!
I shaved my head recently and a lot of friends and fans have been asking why. I'm not sick, I simply wanted to completely clean the slate spiritually and start fresh and new, with a new, energised spirit towards my work and my art. I want to approach the music this year in the spirit in which I first discovered it and understand it, as a gift from God and an opportunity to express the greatness and magnitude of His blessings.
This is going to be a great year for the SHB, let's make it a great year for everyone. Let's all work harder at creating a force of love and understanding. We'll do it through music, you do it through your individual art whatever it is. Remember, your art is what you do that is true to you and your expression. Music, painting, graphic design, selling shoes, auto mechanic, truck driver, do what you love and what you were put here to do.