I’ve been feeling a bit torn in many directions lately. It seems life comes at you randomly with a lot of entropic chaos. Since It’s the holiday season again, I’ve been doing a bit of promotion for our (with my lovely wife, Lisa Theriot) Christmas album – The Gifts of Midwinter. I’ve been doing most of that through the Raven Boy Music site and social media. But I keep forgetting that there is a Ken Theriot website too:). And of course there is a Lisa Theriot site. There actually is no Ken and Lisa Theriot site, which is actually OK since it’s one less thing to tend to. Did I mention I was feeling fractured?
Anyway – what was my point again? Oh yeah. I want to assure everyone that I am actively working on recording my new album – Outlaws and Bystanders – while doing everything else (which includes the unreasonably long recovery from a couple of surgeries this year). This very day, I will be completing the vocal for the 3rd-to-last song on the album. And we will be releasing it early in the new year. BTW, the picture at the top has an early concept rendering of Outlaws and Bystanders that Lisa put together. It is not the finalized design.
I mentioned above that we are promoting our Christmas album now also. I’ve been sort of mentioning/sharing/plugging one song every few days, usually starting on the Raven Boy Music Facebook page. I will typically link to a page about that song (which always has an audio player on it) on the Raven Boy Music web site (https://www.facebook.com/RavenBoyMusic). Then I usually fold in a link from the Ken-and-Lisa-Theriot Reverb Nation page for whatever song is on tap for that day. Of course the other social media stuff follows – Twitter, Google+, etc. I will try to keep our personal sites updated as well as that other stuff. Though I make no promises. I’m scatter-brained by design. But since I’m here now, I should mention that the song being plugged form the Christmas album this weekend is “Do You Hear What I Hear,” (lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker) the only modern Christmas song on the album, and the only cover. Everything else is traditional (mostly from medieval through 19th century) or original for this album (The Gifts of Midwinter, Drink to The Holly Berry).
Here the song below:
OK. Now I’m going back to the studio. Mischief managed for another day.