Finally! A journey that began in the middle of January reaches this point!
The album is out, and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. The inside photography was exactly what I was looking for (Thanks Liz, I Love You), the album cover was better than I could have ever expected (Thanks Rickson Rufaro), and the music turned out better than I ever thought it could be. There is something on this album for almost anyone to enjoy.
When I started putting this together, I had a general idea where I wanted to go with it and how I wanted it to sound like. Some songs came together very easily, while others took much longer. I drove my wife crazy asking her what she thought of certain parts time and time again. I even drove myself crazy a little playing Christmas music in the middle of summer!!! As this came closer and closer to completion, I kept getting surprised at just how well things were sounding and how professional the packaging was looking. I learned a great deal about what to do and not do from my first release, and I hope it shows.
To everyone who buys, downloads, or streams the album, thank you for giving my music a chance. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think about it!