New CD musings Part 1; Hartford Tonight!

Hey everyone!

I am looking forward to spreading the new CD and new songs all across the country this fall! We are making it available only at shows for now so we can guarantee that supporters of my music are the first buyers. "The Thank You Tour"...

Next stop!
Friday, September 11th 7:30pm Wilde Auditorium at the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, CT

With very special guest Hugh McDonald from the Australian band Redgum on guitar and opener Seth Glier.

I'll be writing more about the album over the next several weeks, so I can share with you the ins and outs of the songs and the process. I have a lot to say, so it will not all be in today's email.

I'll start off by saying this is the best thing I've ever done over the years I have committed myself to writing more conversationally, and I feel like the impact of the songs here is immediate. The lyrics are more direct, more narrative.

I can't believe we raised as much as we did though the contributors. $100,000! When the economy was crashing! It fills the sails knowing how much people value my music and wanted to see their names attached to something. I'm proud to have delivered it to them. It says bye bye labels, look what we can do without your involvement. And to have every aspect controlled by me; the song choices, productions style, artwork shows my fingerprint. We didn't hold back from what our vision was asking.

I hope you can come out and hear the songs. You all are my marketing team so please pass on this email and information about shows and the new CD.

Here is a link for you to send everyone you know... they can download the title track of the album "The Day After Everything Changed" Free Download

Hope to see you out on the road!

Ellis