“Words, Music, and Pain” is available for streaming and download:
More stores should be added to that page as they carry the album. I do know it’s also live on Google Play right now:
Buy it. Download it. Enjoy it. Review it. Tell your friends. Give it as a gift. I love these songs, and I’d also like to make some money from them. Truly, I would. I’ve invested a lot of time into this project; it would be nice to get something back.
A friend, Erik Jensen, did the cover art for me. I love it. He also took a number of pictures I’ll be using on this website and for my next project, and I’m pretty sure he’ll be doing the cover for my book. Many thanks to him. I can’t currently afford to pay him, but he has requested some guitar lessons. I’m more than happy with that trade.
As I’ve discussed here, this album was a long time coming. Initially, I hoped to have it ready and have a release party at Wild Hog of the Woods in Madison, WI on my 50th birthday - 8/09/19. Yup. August of last year. There was one major problem; the venue doesn’t operate in August. It’s part of their off season. They kick things off in September. But, it was for the best. There’s no way the songs would have sounded like they do now, and I’m pretty damn happy with all of them.
Life works out. Sometimes. Even when shit happens that’s painful.
I may know a thing or two about that.
This week or next, I start recording the audio for my book and my next musical project. More to come on it shortly.