And that's exactly what happened. Thanks to the support -- through giving donations, coming to shows, and asking us to play paying concerts -- from people who love us and our music, we were able to make our EP a reality! How many success stories of new year's resolutions kept do you hear this time of year?
So, we wanted to say thank you, and to make public our (well really, my) 2012 resolution: to write regularly on this website's blog. If you take a look at the blog history for this site for the past year, it would appear that we merely played one house concert in January and spent the rest of the year recording and promoting our new record. But so much more than that happened -- seen, in part, on our facebook page, yet worthy of full blog entries. A few of the highlights include composing music for the Stolen Shakespeare Guild's production of "Love's Labour's Lost;" discovering a new coffeehouse to perform in -- Roots in North Richland Hills -- which quickly became a new favorite for the excellent fair trade coffee, lovely atmosphere, and dedicated clientele; arranging duet guitar versions of "The Wedding March," and "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" for a wedding we played for this summer; and having a very fun and successful CD release party, which certainly deserved documentation here.
In addition to musical goings-on, I would like a space to record other musings on the creative life, especially as playing live shows and recording becomes more and more minimized in the coming year as my day-job (as a teacher and phd student in literature at the University of Texas at Dallas) becomes increasingly time consuming as I prepare for doctoral qualifying exams.
So, even if our performance times are limited this year, I will be keeping in touch through this blog. I hope you will stop by and join the conversation.