We released our brand new, full length, all original album last Saturday to an audience of about 125 at the Sands Theater in Brush, CO! The new album, Home in the Fields, has been a labor of love for us, but it has taken so many wonderful people offering their time and their talents to make it happen.
From mastering by the brilliant mixer Seth Munson to photography by Brush photographer John Yamamoto, live painting by Colorado Springs artist Brandi Ross, sales by Dowtown Sound (Fort Morgan) owner Mike Marek, studio help from Steve Alvarez, the untiring efforts of the Sands Theater Committee, and even a little design help from my sister in law, Haley Booker, it feels like the record is not really ours. In the moment when the crowd was on their feet, clapping and shouting to the encore number at the release concert, it occurred to me that it was not our dedication that made this album possible, it was theirs.
It might be our names on the album art and our pictures in the booklet, but it’s really our listeners’ project. The music came from the inspiring people around us and grew because of the thousands of people who came out for shows, paid into the contribution box, and wrote Facebook posts over the last 6 years.