This is my newest studio album which is now in final production. I came up with the concept about a year ago. I wanted to write and compile some songs that were descriptive of romantic outlaw characters. I even put my father’s picture on the cover because he was certainly a “rogue” in his youth and somewhat beyond that period in his life. I even fancy myself a “rogue” in some ways! Good outlaws who are just victims of life’s circumstances.
I have been collaborating with my friend and fellow songwriter Scott Roby for quite a few years now and recently our collaborations have resulted in several of the songs on this album. Scott is an awesome lyricist and he can create the “movie” in a song with very few words. I enhance and create the musical arrangements for the songs.
I have to thank Suzie Litton Wood for her wonderful “Victorian” lyric for the song Drifting. It creates such a fanciful mood!
Also, John Dudli – drummer in my band Them Fargo Brothers – sat in and played drums on “Bluemoon’s Waltz.
The addition of two great traditional songs – “Days of 49” and “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme” round out the mood of the album. It is intended to be listened to in a sitting – allowing yourself to become absorbed in the stories – it is 11 songs – less than an hour – but long enough to intake a cocktail or two! Here’s one of my favorite tracks from the album – Old Oak Tree!
You can get a copy at my web site:
beginning November 7th!