I am in the final stages of mixing and editing for my second album and hope to have the hard copies in my hand by June 1st. Like the first, this one is compiled of original tunes and songs played by a mix of talented musicians.  I have decided to go with good old-fashioned pre-sales for this oldtimey stringband album to help cover some of the costs that go into recording a record. To keep things simple, I am selling each CD for $25, includes shipping, a signature, and sticker. If you’d like to bump that up to 2 CDs it’s $40. You are of course welcome to donate any extra to the cause. Don’t have a PayPal account? Don’t fret! I also accept cash, check, Venmo, and Zelle. Contact me for more details. Thank you for your support! 

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I write a lot of fiddle tunes. Many of them can’t help but come out and over the years I have compiled them into a large playlist in a folder called “original fiddle tunes (I know, not a creative title for newly created tunes).” I believe it was my dad who asked what I was going to do with them all and thus the vision for this new album was born. I was thinking it would be only tunes at first, but I enjoy crafting a tune into a song with words and all the songs on the album started out as tunes. The next step was to find the right person who understands this kind of music and was willing to take on such a collaboration. Into my head magically popped the name Ben Winship, seasoned musician, engineer, and friend from Idaho.

Coincidentally Ben was also making an oldtime album and planned to use some of my favorite players and friends, so we added on a couple days to that session and made 5 tracks of my album. In case you’re still reading and curious who, that cast is: Chris Coole (banjo), Forrest Gibson (guitar), Scotty Meyer (fiddle), and of course Ben Winship (mandolin). A month later I was back with a new crew to finish up the tracking: Carter Bancroft (fiddle and guitar), Nate Williamson (bass), and Rick McCracken (banjo). Because Victor, Idaho is one of the most beautiful places in West we took our time recording, having afternoons to ski and enjoy each other’s company and of course tasty food prepared by Ben’s lovely wife Caroline. She is truly incredible. 

As I near my mastering date with the one and only David Glasser, I am thrilled to say I will be working with my sister Chelsey and good friend Chris Jusell to get the album artwork just right. I can’t wait to share this new music with you all!