Hi everyone! I am in the studio madly recording and producing the new album, called Outlaws and Bystanders, which will be out in early March of 2013 [well, that didn’t happen. See this post – http://www.kentheriot.com/blog/delay-in-album-release-due-to-medical-stuff – for the reason. It’s a pretty good one;)]. Like the last album, Human History, this one will be filled with songs about historical characters from history (and in some cases, from legend) who were either declared or outlaws by those in power, or are viewed by history as such; as well as songs about those who were sidekicks or otherwise on the sidelines of great events.
There will, of course, be a Robin Hood song. Some others include Soldier of God about a warrior priest in the service of El Cid (bystander), The Ride of El Cid about The Cid himself (declared an outlaw), Utopia about Sir Thomas More (outlaw – weird to think so huh? But he was executed for treason), and The Dogs of War about Mark Antony of Julius Caesar fame (a little of both outlaw and bystander).
Some other characters appearing on the album will be Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III Dracul or Vlad The Impaler (The Dragon), Sir Bewyr from Arthurian legend (Morte D’Arthur, co-written with Jonna Bernstein), William Tell, Johnny Faa, and Joan of Arc.
The album will be officially released at the SCA event, Gulf Wars, some time during the week of March 11th through the 15th. There will be a CD release concert at The Green Dragon Tavern. The specific date and time have not been finalized. Watch this space for updates.