Würzburg, July 3, 2012
ah, that was a nice relaxing stretch of weekends with the family, also known as gig-free weekends. But we were far from idle.
The new album is now mixed & mastered and sequenced. Barring any unforeseen last-minute changes, the music is all done. Now we’re working on the graphic design. The photo shoot is scheduled for tonight. We’ll see how that goes. The album will be called “My Rocket Ship”.
Blue Rose, my long-time label, have received a copy of the record in the last few days and will now take their sweet time deciding whether they like it and, if so, when it would fit into their release schedule. If it was up to me, I’d say an October release is doable. But I’m pretty sure the label already has plans for releases for the next few months and any release date later than October would mean that my little indie record with minimal promo budget would be competing with all the big label/big name/huge budget albums released in time for Christmas.
In other words, if Blue Rose dig the record, I suspect that an early-2013 release is the most likely scenario.
Until then, I suggest you come out to our live shows where you’ll get to hear some of the songs that’ll be on the upcoming record. They meet all the supreme standards of excellence.
I am sincerely hoping we will have the Live-DVD ready for release this year! Reserve a place for it on your Christmas wish list J
I’m very much looking forward to some very nice upcoming gigs this summer.
This Saturday, July 7, I’ll be at the Songwriter Festival in Bad Kissingen. Besides playing my own set, I’ll act as a “mentor” to my friend Hannes Conrads. We’ll play some songs together and will both be accompanied by guitar slinger Felix Leitner. We’ll go on at 7.30 pm. Plenty of other cool music
On Saturday, July 28, we’re bringing the band to Frankfurt. Markus Rill & The Troublemakers are returning to the Stoffel festival in beautiful Günthersburgpark. Kenneth Minor, a very cool young band, will go on at 6 pm. We will start at 8 pm. I’m very much looking forward to this gig.
A few days later I’ll be back in Frankfurt for a solo gig. August 1 I’ll be at the Sommerwerft. This is another really nice gig in a great atmosphere. Do come!