Well, it's ALMOST finished! My new CD, It's Christmas Time, will be leaving my hands in the near future and be headed to Oasis CD in New Jersey to be replicated. It's actually kind of hard to say I'm finished and to let it go; I've lived with this music a long time.
It has been quite the journey this year. I officially began working on this album on January 4th and there have been only a handful of days all year that I have not spent time working on it.
This all started last year when my wife Trish wrote the lyrics for a new Christmas song, Awake My Soul (It's Christmas Time). We sang it at church last December and it really made me think over the holidays of making my next project a Christmas album. Every year at the holidays I have folks ask me when I am going to do a Christmas CD. It finally felt like the right time to make it happen.
In conjunction with starting on the music, at the beginning of the year I also began learning new recording software, Studio One. The program I had used since MS-DOS, Cakewalk SONAR, was no longer being supported. So I figured, what better way to learn new software than to dive in and make an album. It was frustrating at times, but all in all it was a great learning experience.
It's Christmas Time will be available this November 10. I can't wait to share it with you! There are video snippets and audio preview clips available here on the website. The CD and a digital download are now available to pre order. PLUS, the CD will make wonderful Christmas gifts for all of your friends!