I'm very pleased to announce that Ursa Verde is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. Be sure and check out the store to pick up an mp3 download, and maybe a shirt & sticker too.
TBH, this wasn't the solo album I envisioned putting out first. The last album I worked on was released in 2006, so it's been a long time coming. I've been working on another album that I thought would be my first as a solo, but life gets in the way (that one is coming eventually).
Ursa Verde is the result of an experiment. Every February, thousands of musicians participate in the RPM Challenge and write and produce a complete album in a month. This year I decided to give it a go. I really didn't think I could do it, but the songs came (slowly), and the recording came together (slowly), and in the end it didn't sound like garbage. This is a unique collection of songs. They came together quickly, are a little more raw, and really feel like a snapshot of this point in my creative life.
I have a hard time putting new material out there - I get self conscious, and definitely suffer from imposter syndrome, so I really want to thank my friends and family for their encouragement. I am grateful for the positive feedback I received. This kindness led me to look into releasing this as an official album. I enlisted Tank Studios in Burlington VT to mix and master (and get everything sounding all around great!) and my dear friend Chrissy Mitchell Adams to come up with some cover art (her stuff is amazing, right?).
I'm thrilled with how this came out, and I really hope you enjoy it.