As many of you know, I spent my September at Brush Creek Ranch, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, as a musician in residence through the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. I shared my time with seven other visual artists, writers, and musicians; all of us living, working, and hiking around the 13,000 acre ranch property.
My primary focus at Brush Creek was recording songs for a forthcoming album. My studio space was a beautifully restored old schoolhouse, and the acoustics were perfect for guitar and voice. Here's a taste of what it looked like:
As you can see, the schoolhouse was an ideal performance space, so I gave a concert for the other residents and guests. That live concert was recorded so I can eventually release it to you folks as well. Yay!
The schoolhouse light was loveliest in the afternoon, and I often took that time to make a video of whatever song felt right. I've uploaded several of them to YouTube, but here's one for now:
P.S. Thank you so much to those who donated to help offset travel and equipment costs while at Brush Creek. If you want to support my musical endeavors or are an outrageously awesome person (or both), you can always donate an amount of your choice using the PayPal link at the top of this blog. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated! Thanks!