We had an amazing time at the advanced CD Release party on 10/11/15 for my solo album debut, “Limitless Love & Light.” I’ll add some photos to the website soon.
I’m also grateful to finally announce that I’ve released the entire album, “Limitless Love & Light” for streaming and purchase online here (go to the page and scroll down to see the player).
The worldwide release of the album is set for 11/11/15, but you can pre-order now!
Thanks to all the Kickstarter supporters and participating artists (Victoria Canal, Jesse Owen Astin, Ade Anifowose , Nichelle Young and co-producer, Rick Beato) for making this possible! For those who participated, your Kickstarter rewards ship next week!!!
I had an outstanding time time at the first Plug In Power Up event with Clive Delaporte and Katharine Pike. We recorded a quick video afterward and their words were so warm. Check it out and then, check them out at www.pipunow.com.
Did you notice any divisiveness around the use of the hashtag #blacklivesmatter not too long ago? Perhaps that conversation is still going on. Either way, you may appreciate the two new tracks below from my forthcoming album, “Limitless Love & Light,” that touch on it in a way I feel is loving (NOTE: play “Power of Love and #blacklivesmatter” and then “We Matter” to hear the two new songs below):
This is the first time the album versions have been released to the public for listening and the advanced CD release party on Oct. 11th in Atlanta will be your first chance to get a physical copy of the full album (NOTE: online tickets are cheaper and selling daily, so be sure to get your tickets NOW athttp://bit.ly/jstix ).
So, I completely understand people’s reactions like “All Lives Matter” when seeing the #blacklivesmatter hashtag – I used to respond the same way. However, I love what my friend Margaret Fuller commented when I first shared the spoken word text on Facebook:
Whew! Folks, my first solo CD, “Limitless Love & Light,” is finally complete! Super producer, Rick Beato, helped complete production, mixing and mastering in record time and Ken Lanyon finished mastering the CD yesterday, so the project is now off to Disc Makers for manufacturing.
Here is a sneak peek of one of the tracks – “You Are Welcome Here,” a song I wrote about unity at the request of Penelope Williams, Creative Arts Director at Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta:
I think of “You Are Welcome Here” as a song for anyone seeking to welcome love, peace and unity in their world and I’ve adopted it as a the theme song for my online community (which you can join here).
I gotta tell you… there are so many songs I’m itching to share with you from the CD. I’m like a little kid who unwrapped his Christmas gifts, so I can’t thank you all enough for supporting the Kickstarter to help make this happen!
We’ll get the physical copies just in time for the Advanced CD Release Party in Atlanta on Sunday, 10/11 (6 PM) at Trinity Center for Spiritual Living where I’ll be joined by several dear friends on stage. If you haven’t picked up tickets / VIP packages yet, or just want more details, get them right here.
As you probably know by now, the Kickstarter campaign to record my 1st solo CD, “Limitless Love & Light,” went awesome, thanks to many of you supporting the efforts. We’re already on Day 7 of production at Black Dog Sound Recording Studios and I’ve been enjoying working with incredible producer Rick Beato (Needtobreathe, Shinedown, Crossfade, Trey Anastasio, State of Man, Stuck Mojo, Charlie Mars, Bullet For My Valentine, Dark New Day, von Grey and more) to make the entire album sound amazing!
Before I get into a little more about that though, I’ve got a very special request for the Limitless Love & Light supporters / community – it’s an opportunity to help bring more love and light to someone dear to this project.
Rick Beato shared a very sad situation with me yesterday that he and his family is going through right now and I’d like to ask you all to shower him and his family with affirming prayer, encouraging messages (reach him on his Facebook account) and whatever love and light you can send his way. In case anyone’s wondering, this is NOT a joke. That’s all I’ll disclose as I’m not sure if I’m at liberty to say more, but I do know I can ask you all for your help!
With that said, please check out this sneak peek of the production on “That’s Love” (featuring me on vox and acoustic guitar, Jesse Owen Astin & Rick Beato on electric guitars, Ade on percussion, Rick on drums, keys, bass and everything else) and a mini-tour of Black Dog Sound Recording Studios:
Join the Limitless Love & Light online community below to stay on top of everything to come:
Mark your calendars for the “Limitless Love & Light” advanced CD release party on Oct. 11, 2015 at Trinity Center for Spiritual Living.
I’ll be joined by several amazing musician friends to create a night of love and light that moves souls, opens hearts and frees minds, so make sure to GET TICKETS soon – there’s less than 150 available!
We have general admission, reserved and VIP seating along with a special VIP meet and greet package for the night:
Just go here for full details and tickets!