New Year, New Album!
Visit the shop and buy our NEW album, Destination Unknown.
It has taken forever…we know. Our third and newest album is entitled, “Destination Unknown,” and it contains 10 new songs, a re-make of one of our original tunes from our first CD, and a cover of one of the most well-known songs of all time. Just go to our Shop page and click the iTunes or cdbaby link to check out our latest offering. You’re going to love it!
Just got back from two weeks in a beautiful place, Hawaii. We visited Oahu (the city), Maui (the suburbs), and Kauai (the country). The color of the ocean, the majestic waterfalls, the beautiful sunsets, the wonderful people, all made this the experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend it!Check out our Facebook page for a few more photos.
“I don’t do it for the money. I do it for the love of creating and the desire to share my art with the world.”
Now, more than ever, this is the mantra and reality for the modern day songwriter. Once upon a time long ago, we would actually receive payment for each time our song was played. Imagine that? Songwriters were protected as artists who deserved compensation for their creations. But fast forward a few decades, usher in streaming, and tens of thousands of plays may result in a couple of thousand dollars; and that’s for the highest paid songwriters among us. Imagine what the numbers are for those of us who make up the majority of (unsigned) artists. With the exception of licensing deals, we no longer have control over our own art.
So, yes. We write songs because we love to, because we must, and because we have something to say. It would be lovely to get paid but we keep on going. And once in a while, someone says something nice or a live audience responds, and we realize that’s all we really need.
It’s that time of year again…If you’re an artist and you choose to reflect and evaluate, why not make it count? Don’t make resolutions that you most likely won’t keep. Instead, realize how what you are already doing may need only a little tweaking to get you to where you want to be. Renew your faith in yourself and understand:
- Artists create. As long as you are creating you are moving forward.
- You are your harshest critic. Find people who’s honesty you can trust. Listen.
- Commercial success is only one form of validation.
- Every idea isn’t worthy of your energy, but it is worthy of your consideration.
- Generosity doesn’t mean you have to give your talent away, but you can always share it.
- What you do as an artist may go unappreciated for now, but your creations will be here long after you are not. And you never know…
We want to wish all our families, friends and fans a wondrous holiday season and a New Year filled with health and goodness. And thanks for listening.
Jeff, Lou, and Aaron