Thanks to my generous friends I now have about $1,800 to fund recording my new EP, “Bare Bone, Songs of Love, Despair and Regret.” This week I will solidify plans with my fellow musicians and come up with a schedule. Exciting times, full of work!
There is still time to contribute to this project. Everyone who donates more than $7 gets a copy of the EP. Click here if you would like to contribute.
I am leaning now in the direction of recording all vocal pieces on this EP, with no instrumentals on this particular recording. That means next year I should pursue recording some of my instrumental work to balance things out. 🙂
In other news, David Patrick, Ron Hertz and I will be back at the Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge on Monday, June 20th, to enjoy our ten minutes of fame and then sit and toss back several beers. Should be fun! I hope you’ll join us.
Above is a working draft of cover art for my upcoming Rubenoff Project EP, “Bare Bone (Songs of Love, Despair and Regret)”. It’s true that my lyrics tend to range more to the dark side of things than the light. The three vocals that will be featured will be “Crazy As Me,” a song of twisted love; “Jack,” a song of regret; and “Fancy Hat,” a song of despair. I will need to record a studio version of “Jack” for the EP.
“Bare Bone” of course refers to the instrument, King Cleveland, my trombone. I hope to put three instrumentals on the EP, featuring me on bone, David Patrick on guitar, David Sparr on keyboards, Dan Fox on bass and Jeremiah Klarman on percussion. “Stone Cold Stones” is already recorded, a blues based on tumbling emotions. I have a lot of choices for the other two instrumentals. A lot depends on who is available for the studio date, whenever that may be.
The plan is still to get into the studio sometime between now and December, 2016. I’ll let you know how I do. 🙂
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