Posts Tagged ‘Steven Sullivan’

Giving Birth to Sign Post: My New CD

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Giving birth is certainly no easy task and sometimes it takes a little longer than 9 months, but I am very proud to have released my new CD, Sign Post.  It is now available at CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.  Soon it will be available on many other digital platforms.

The hardest thing about the process is letting go.  It’s the kind of project that you can tinker with it forever, but if it’s not shared then what’s the use.   I’ve worked hard on the songs and have had some life changes during the process: a death in the family and a fall towards the end of production, but still I rise each day.

Sign Post was a collaborative project that involved many talents.  I’d like to thank first and foremost my producer and multi-instrumentalist, Robert Urban of Urban Productions.   He kept encouraging me to carry on and pushed me towards excellence.   We had many magical moments in the studio together.  I’d like to thank Steven Sullivan who played bass, Barbara Tone for her sax works and my partner, Tawanna for her technical help and editorial feedback on the lyrics.

As for the songs, they stand onto themselves like little islands.  Some were written prior to going into production.  Others were written during this period.  What I find really interesting is how I can really measure the growth from the first song we recorded to the last.  By the end of the project I was really comfortable stretching my wings in all sorts of directions.

And now it’s time to share these songs with the world.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.





Pics From the NYC Fresh Fruit Playhouse Variety Show

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Having sprained both ankles, a feat that even my doctors were surprised by, it wasn’t enough to deter me from delivering a performance when duty calls. I was determined to crawl to the show, but arrived in a rental wheel chair. I managed with some help to hobble on stage and used my cane as a prop.

I sang “Sign Post,” which is the title track from my next CD. Here are some photos:

The Fresh Fruit Festival was a lot of fun. It was my first time at the Nuyorican Cafe and I’ll be back for sure.