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Well, since my last post 2014 has ended and I am still working on the new album.  I guess I've been busy with things in life besides music, but at the end of the day I know that's just an excuse.

I did accomplish something musical!...I recorded an EP of my dad's favorite hymns as a Christmas/ birthday gift.  It was a great exercise in music theory and composition, as most of them I had to transpose to a different key and rework in my own acoustic style.  It was also great practice in recording at home with my new audio/midi interface...I really learned a lot. You can hear the fruits of my labor on my youtube channel.

I have been slowly but surely writing songs for my next album.  I think it is better this way.  

Welcome to my new website!  I wish I would have done this years ago!  I'm still trying to decide it it's too much or how I can improve it.  

I decided to make a website since I am in the process of writing some new songs, and just like last time, I want to make sure I do everything I can to make this album a success.  One thing I thought I could improve was having a real website, and I wanted to make it myself.  I read some books from the library about HTML and CSS and took an online course in web design, but ultimately I realized coding from scratch is a stupid amount of work.  Thus I discovered and downloaded Kompozer, a WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") website builder that is a free program similar to Dreamweaver.

Right now I've got three songs completely finished, with several more in various stages of completion.  In the coming weeks I will be hashing those out and recording rough drafts at home.  Then I need to find a bass player and lead guitarist, and also find a suitable local studio to record.  My hope is to release the album sometime this fall.