I am indebted to Steve Lawson – stevelawson.net/wordpress .
Steve says you cannot promote music just by saying it’s good. There is a lot of good music out there. However, people find musicians and the process of music fascinating. So before you even start thinking about writing your next album, get talking about it.
For an album that’s been brewing for about five years I’m coming a bit late to the pre-promotion platform. Did I say five years? Some of it has been stewing for nearly thirty.
I used to be a classic rock guitarist with an SG and a Marshall. And a plectrum.
But always wanted to play the nylon guitar. With fingers. Damn, it’s hard. But I finally seem to be getting there.
I used to play with bands. Songs, mostly covers, in pubs.
I don’t do bands anymore. I sing, but songs (strophic songs, anyway) irritate me. Not many pubs will have me now – I’m not exactly easy listening. Covers are long gone.
The album will be one guitar, one voice, no overdubs. Some people might call it “art music”. It is written as a personal statement: to please only myself. But I wouldn’t say it was unlistenable. The bottom line is, if this music existed beforehand, I would have listened to it. It is the music I’ve always wanted to hear.
I hope just a handful of other people do too.