I finished my new Album. ( Brant is going to add some percussion but it is essentially done)
I never thought I’d have the opportunity to make another record. I still wrote, but I just thought I was writing songs that would never be heard. Depression and loss had stolen the thing I loved the most, the one thing I know I was put on this earth to do.
A phone call in January of last year changed that. Russell Gulley wanted me to do a show for a Radiovizions taping. . At first I declined, because I thought no one would come. But we ended up selling it out 3 months in advance just 8 days after tickets went on sale. I hadn’t touched a guitar in years. It just made me sad when I did because I thought my career was over. At first when I was rehearsing for the show, my fingers were too out of practice to even make a chord. But it got better.
And now because of that phone call, I just finished the best work I have ever done. It’s the record I’ve always wanted to make. I owe that in large part to the fantastic musicians who gave of themselves to be part of it. Brant Benefield, Reno Roberts, Jamie Bell, and Eric Watters . Eric was able as a producer to bring things to my songs that made them so much better than anything I could have imagined. The truth is, It’s his record as much as mine .
I also could not have done this without my assistant and bestie Sara Hall . She kept the shows booked, the websites running, designed the merchandise and Album , and took tons of pictures and video, and did a million things all along the way. I always knew everything was in good hands so it allowed me to focus on writing and recording this record. I also want to thank Jack Dotson for his friendship and hard work playing with me at live shows.
So now it’s mixing , mastering and post production. I don’t have a release date but it’s probably going to be early October .
If you think you know what it’s going to sound like based on my other albums, you’re in for a surprise . Also, I know I play a lot of shows stripped down (out of necessity) , but this is NOT an acoustic album. We had a full band and on some songs used over 60 tracks.
I can’t wait to share this with you.
Thank you so much for your support.
Nothing but love
S.D. ❤️