It gives me great joy to announce that my album Blind Man’s Bluff is now available on CD and as a digital download! After a ‘gratitude period’ of exclusive ownership for the nice folks who supported me in making it, today it is officially for sale to the public. It’s available here on the website first, and we’ll be rolling it out via all the major online retailers (iTunes, Amazon, cdbaby, bandcamp and more) in the weeks to come. The download version sold here includes a digital booklet with the complete album artwork. CD purchasers get a free download as well! By request, we’re also offering gift packs of 3 or 6 CDs or download gift cards at special prices for folks who want to share the album as a gift. You can find all the details on the Music and Store pages.
I have tremendous gratitude in my heart as I write this – and, I must admit, a good measure of relief as well. I want to again thank the very kind, wonderful friends and patrons who helped make this moment possible. I have been humbled, honored and blessed by your kindness, and you encouraged me to give my best in making this record. I will always be grateful to you. Special thanks to Theresa Frawley, Cheri & John Roman and Scott Owen for kindness above and beyond. Love and boundless thanks to my wife Misty, son Ian and my amazing family for seeing me through.
I also want to thank the awe-inspiring musicians who worked with me: Sean McGee, Austin Biel, Javier Chaparro, Paul Ionata, Laura Mordecai, Jonathan Carbin, David Webb and my dear friend Terry Bradley; and our special guests: Sonal Blumenthal, Darryl Eng, Micah Miller and Ella Pedrozo. Profound gratitude to David Patterson and all at Buda Treehouse Studios; to Dave McNair and Danielle Crisafulli at Dave McNair Mastering; to Stan Bienkiewicz and all at Noll Guitars; and to Sean Schiavolin for shooting the video for the Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
And, of course, you. Thank you, too.
I've been in touch with a lot of you directly, but it's never really true until you publish it, so here goes!
Last time, I wrote a fairly long message to explain in detail how the album project was going. This time, I'll keep it brief. The album is very, VERY close to being ready. There will be a CD release party for supporters of the album here in Austin soon, once the CDs have arrived from the manufacturer. The advance digital downloads that many project donors are scheduled to receive as part of their pledge rewards will be sent out shortly before the CD release party, before the album becomes available to the general public. We will also start taking pre-orders for CDs soon.
I know that some kind folks really have been anxiously awaiting this album. I am so incredibly grateful for your enthusiasm - every bit as much as I am for the financial support that has made it happen. If you missed my Kickstarter campaign and would like to find out how to pick up the first edition of the album once it arrives, please join the mailing list! And if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, don't hesitate to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, my heartfelt thanks to everyone for your support and patience!
God bless you!
For more details, you can also visit my page on Kickstarter (click here).
I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to Sean Schiavolin (who does fine work in digital cinematography and content creation here in Austin) for shooting the campaign video.