W&W : It’s been about a year since your first interview on Work & Worry. What have you been up to since then? How’s life treating you?
Life’s been really busy, Ray. I wish I could say I’ve been busy making more music, but a full time job and young children aren’t always conducive to a musician’s lifestyle! I just need to find a better balance. That being said, I am trying to move the music thing along.
I reconnected with Alana Mark, an old friend from high school. Facebook is amazing sometimes! We’re writing songs together, which is new to me. I’ve always been a singer, but lyrics have always escaped me. We’ve started recording together, and have a couple of videos on Youtube. We still have a lot of work to do. We’ve both been really busy this summer, so I’m looking forward to getting together with her in the near future.
There is a CD compilation, by the members of the Acoustic Guitar Forum, that came out last fall. There’s another one coming out in August. I wrote a new tune, which I recorded and released just a few weeks ago, called “Squish”. I have a friend using my music in his Youtube videos to promote his T-shirt company. Another music library has offered to add my music to their roster for use in TV and movies. Youtube is still going strong, and a couple of guitarists out there have decided they like my music enough to cover it in their own videos, which is nice and still a bit surprising to me. I guess I have been kind of busy. Continue reading