The big new for me this week is a good revue of A Little Piece Of The Pie in Americana UK which is the UK's largest website focusing on americana (alternative-country) music genre.
"The Liverpool based website has grown over the ten years of its existence from a one man operation to a site with now 25 writers based around the UK, reviewing over a thousand albums a year with listings, daily news updates and interviews with some of the biggest names within the genre."
I have been doing what I can to make room in my life for playing music between my family obligations with six children and my art studio. Over the years my music has often been left to huddle next to Cinderella wearing a worn out dress sitting in the ashes just trying to keep warm. I released my first CD Seamless Life in 2005 when our family was living in Brooklyn NY. This June 2011 we dropped A Little Piece Of The Pie which was just reviewed by Paul Kerr in Americana UK. I particullarly appreciate the way the review really nails my biggest influences so clearly. Read the review here.
My band The Wealthy Orphans are now at work preparing our new music to go into the studio this January and record. This album will be produced by Alex McGrath of The Soil and the Sun at Hoi Polloi Studios. It will be our hope to come into this project continuing to explore creating a kind of music that is grounded in real life details but at the same time reaching out for heaven and everything just beyond our grasp.