Pre-sale for Blue Skies and Broken Arrows has gone live. Order now, and automatically download track one, “Live Through You.” The album will officially be available on iTunes, CDBaby, Google Play, Amazon, and elsewhere on March 3.
This is the title track to the new album, which I should have ready in February. RIP Christmas tree. I hardly knew ye.
This will be track number one when Blue Skies and Broken Arrows is released in a couple of months. Nick D’Amico on keys, Chris Harvey on bass, Sean Cahalin on drums, and Melissa Zaino on background vocals. I was thrilled to hear what these guys did with it, having played the song for the first time in the studio the day we recorded it. We got the keys and rhythm section tracked live for four songs that day, and I don’t think we rehearsed any of them more than three times through. That’s what happens when you work with musicians who are better than you.
I am well on my way to finishing my debut full-length album, Blue Skies and Broken Arrows, and thought I’d give you an advance listen to one of the tracks. This is “Giant Ant In the Sky,” which I wrote as the paranoid rant of a conspiracy theorist a couple of years ago. It is freshly mixed this week. That’s my friend Joe Kowan on the saw. All other instruments/voices are me. I’ll be posting these previews every couple of weeks or so until the album comes out in early 2015, and taking the old ones down as I go.
I’m opening a show at TT the Bear’s on Monday, September 22 for Americana artists Cary T Brown and Aurélien Boilleau, who have come out from France for a short American tour. It’s a tough gig because it’s a Monday, not a night of the week a ton of people think about going to a show. So get some rest over the weekend and give yourself a Monday night treat, and help out some hard-working traveling musicians. Maria Earabino and North-Going Zax are also on the bill. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/705850319491416/
A quick update on shows and recordings. First of all, I have finished recording my debut album, Blue Skies and Broken Arrows, and I am working on funding the mixing and mastering. If you’d like to contribute to that, you can buy my EP, Here’s A Moon, on Reverbnation of head to my BandCamp site and get a different version of it a little cheaper: http://nickzaino.bandcamp.com I am hoping for a late fall release, so stay tuned for CD release show dates.
More news soon!