It’s finally here. On September 9th, we will be releasing ‘Reckless Son’. The 12 track album will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and all other major music platforms. Soon we will begin mailing physical copies of the CD to everyone who pre-ordered through Pledge Music, and I will have CD’s available at performances. To celebrate the release, I’ll be having a show on Wednesday, September 14th at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 8PM, and it would mean the world to have you all there. This process has been over a year in the making and it’s hard to believe we’re finally reaching this point. It was around this time last summer I was booking the initial recording dates . . . I remember scheduling pre-production rehearsals with the band in mid-September, and then booking my first week of studio time in October to track basics . . . and then the recording Odyssey began. But really, the hardest and most important work took place long before I stepped into the studio (sorry Ben!). The commitment to my recovery and to writing this music began a healing process that has been absolutely life changing, and it is my greatest hope that this album can now go into the world to help heal and inspire others. I have decided to tell my story so that somehow, somewhere, in some way it can be helpful to someone. When I set out to change my life and to make this record, I had no idea how much love and support I would receive. It is with nearly inexpressible gratitude that I ‘m able to say this part of the job is finally done. So please join me on the 14th to celebrate! And then I’ll get back to work cause it’s time to share the message.
In the meantime, it’s been a busy summer. This past weekend I had the honor of participating in two unbelievable events. First off, in Sag Harbor I spoke and performed at Facing Addiction’s ‘Tribute To Lost Laughs’, featuring Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond. It was a comedy night, but I managed to sneak some folk tunes in!
On the next day I booked it over to Philadelphia with the Generation Found crew where the film was being premiered at the Irvine Auditorium at University of Pennsylvania. I did a half an hour set in what was the most gorgeous room I may have ever played in, and I had the honor of performing ‘Just One’, the original song I wrote for the film, live over the credits. In the audience were several state senators and representatives who were there for a panel discussion after the film, and I really couldn’t help but indulge some of my 60’s folky fantasies about playing protest songs on college campuses for students and government officials. . . I just need to remember to bring some Ray Bans next time!
September is going to be a busy month, as I hit the road again. I’ll be playing for a symposium hosted by Caron in Cape Cod, as well as in Maryland for the Ashley Addiction annual reunion alongside former basketball star and recovery advocate Chris Herren and my new pal Brandon Novak of ‘Jackass’ fame and author of ‘Dreamseller’. Should be pretty epic! I’ll also be taking a trip to Ohio for radio dates and to perform at Columbus’s Rally for Recovery.
But in the meantime, September 14th is going to be a night to remember. I can’t thank you all enough and I can’t wait to see you all there!