It’s been eight years since my last folk album, but I’m getting close to releasing my latest in Fall 2017. For this album – my seventh in the folk genre – I decided to dig deep into public domain folk and bluegrass lyrics and set those words to new arrangements. I may write my own songs again someday, but for now, I’m really enjoying the process of turning someone else’s old words into new songs.
I picked 10 songs to work on this summer, both in my home studio and in the Lawrence Public Library recording studio. In the meantime, here’s a four-song sampler featuring some of my favorite demos so far. Enjoy!