New year, new songs, new gigs, friends made, friends lost.
America's Got Talent phenomenon and incredibly gifted young singer Angelica Hale's debut single, produced by yours truly, is now out. The album's production was completed last October. My amazing superstar musician friends kindly lent their talents to the album tracks.. John "JR" Robinson on drums, Tariqh Akoni, Ted Mentry, and Rick Gagliano on guitars, Tara J. King and Melanie Taylor on backup vocals. In March, Angelica performed her version of "Girl On Fire" with the David Foster Band at Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix. I did the arrangement and charts..such a thrill to watch Angelica and the band perform it!
The country-rcck artist I have produced and written songs with, Shannon Rae, continues to do bigger and better gigs this year. She and the band have stepped into the world of performing at festivals in front of thousands of people. New songs from her upcoming third album have been added to the set. Proud of how far this has come since the first album was released in 2016.
Still working on my "Compilation" record, featuring remixed songs I've written and produced over the years. Hoping to finish by spring of 2020. Still busy doing synth programming for major companies like Yamaha and Arturia. And writing new material every week. For me, music and sound creation has never been "work". So blessed to still be able to create with such great tools and such great talented musicians, most of whom are also great friends.
Most of all, thankful for the support and love of my best freind and love of my life, Katie. I thank God every day I found someone to put up with me.