Finally, A Blog Update

It has been eons since my last blog, so I’m sure it looks like I’ve vanished, but I’m still here! I’ve been keeping updates through Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. If you don’t already follow me on any of those sites, please add me from the links above (or at the bottom of this blog). I’ll do my best to keep up with writing blogs once again – and hopefully it won’t be so long between posts.

2011 has been a busy and productive year for me so far. The best news is that my latest CD, “Revelations“, is getting more airplay and acclaim than any of my previous music. It is being played on internet radio, podcasts, and has even made it onto some non-commercial FM radio stations. You can see a partial list of where I’m being played on my website (click here). In addition, I released my first music video for the single, “Love is Love”, which garnered much attention. It was mentioned in many internet news sites upon its release (including “USA Today Online“, “Towleroad“, and many more). It also won two awards in the “Love Unlimited Film Festival” last May, and is an official selection in the upcoming “The Other Venice Film Festival” this October. It continues to receive hits on YouTube, and at the writing of this blog, has surpassed 25,000 views! Not bad for my first music video (if I may say so myself)!
I began recording some new songs early in the year, and hope to get back to the studio very soon to continue recording them as well as some other new songs. I’ll mention it in this bog once I’m back recording.
My other big project this year has been my one-man-show, titled, “Mental Creatures”. I have been working hard to get it up and running before the end of 2011, but I don’t think it will be ready in time. Being an independent artist brings many challenges, especially with something so complex as producing a show. This is my first time producing a live show, and it is quite a process! The good news is that I’ve done several readings of the show, and the responses have been amazing. As the show stands now, it will feature music from all three of my CDs (mostly “Revelations”). I will be using most of my energy and focus on getting the show launched – hopefully in the beginning of 2012. I will blog about the progress of the show, and advanced tickets will be offered through my newsletter first. 
A huge THANK YOU to all of you reading my blogs, signed up for my newsletter, following me on the social networks, and especially for listening to my music! Thanks for your patience! Until the next blog, sending great vibes your way…
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