Finally, after three years…

Finally! I’m thrilled to announce that I have two different recording projects this month! The first is as a guest vocalist with the awesome Dharma Gypsys. Their debut, pictured below, is my favorite album to meditate to and practice yoga with.

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Then, I go into the studio for my 5th North American album, with my Killin’ Sweethearts trio, Andy Langham (piano), Dominic Thiroux (bass) & Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums).

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The great Laurence Hobgood will be producing the album and will provide arrangements and accompaniment.

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We will also have a special appearance by the incomparableErnie Watts! Look for it in 2014!

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The last recording project I did was more than three years ago. My hope is that this album will reflect where I’m at in my life’s journey and who I’ve become as a human being and an artist. The repertoire is leading us all to a higher vibe…and a potential title! More news soon…

November is a great time to reflect and give gratitude. So,thank you for your love, your continued support and your friendship. I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you of Love, of Wisdom, and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends, and Namaste.

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Making Sure Art Remains

 When our society chooses to not pay our artists for their art, we all lose. So many artists must take 2nd (and 3rd!) jobs to subsidize their 1st job, leaving little time to work on their craft. Most creative artists don’t have benefits and health care, let alone meaningful savings accounts. My plea: Take care of your artists. Honor their craft. Treat them with dignity and respect. And remember, their art is their product. When you pay for an artist’s creation you’re encouraging them to continue creating, to continue making something good for the world. When you don’t — offering them "exposure" or "an opportunity" instead — you send the subtle message that their art is of little or no value. In fact, art is invaluable, and we’d probably all be better off if there was more of it and less of everything else.