Hope 2010 is off to a good start for everyone.
I've begun the year with another session for Canadian folk-singer/song writer Dave Francey. This is an ongoing project produced by Kieran Kane and very much in the same mode as Kieran's "Beyond The Roses" album from last year...musical minimalism. You can step inside these tracks, wander around and make yourself at home...very 3-D. We have one more session with Dave to finish the record and I'll keep you posted when it is available.
Also have begun some pre-production with another Canadian artist I work with, Johnny Reid. Johnny's had two albums in Canada's Top Ten for the last 2 years and over the holidays he had 4 in the Top 10 simultaneously! Johnny's been signed to a pop deal at EMI MANHATTAN in New York and this pre-production has been in prep for that album. We'll begin recording in a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to it.
Another project I'm anticipating is one that Vince Gill is producing...LeAnne Rimes. Leann's a great singer and the two of them teaming up can only spell good things. I'm flattered that Vince called and asked me to be part of the proceedings.
The clock is ticking away until I leave for London to begin rehearsals with Mark Knopfler for the Get Lucky tour. We'll rehearse a few weeks in London then come back to the States where the tour begins in early April....can't wait.
Still waiting to launch my new album. It's called Valley Of The Sun and is a nod to my early days playing music in Phoenix, Arizona...the people, places and things that inspired me along the way. Hope to have the record on line and available by March 1st. Stay tuned right here.
In the meantime, I hope this new year has been good to everyone and holds only good things in store.