As we are reaching the end of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of my music journey. I am still marveling at all the loving support I received for my Kickstarter campaign in the month of November.
I’m feeling so very blessed and am now working diligently with my talented producer, Daniel Rinaldi, to get this album out to you in 2019.
Currently we are exploring the beautiful sound of the flamenco guitar (one of my favorite guitar styles, originating in Southern Spain). Daniel and I wanted to give some of the songs on the album a Spanish flavor. This style of playing is unique so Daniel looked for a specialist in Bogotá where he found Eliécer Martínez. Eliécer lived in Spain for several years just to hone his flamenco playing.
A lot of the style is based on improvisation: the act of spontaneously playing unrehearsed. Daniel met up with Eliécer and improvised the guitar parts in a studio in Bogotá. The result was glorious! The guitar was so beautiful for one of the songs that it ended up replacing the original piano part (I’m so thrilled)! These types of recording sessions rely a lot on trust, prayer and chemistry.
As I reflect on the past year, I feel extremely blessed to be able to compose and record music during this special time in history. And what a blessing to be able to share it with you!
As we approach the last few days of 2018, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for friends like you all over the world.
Wishing you a joyous year ahead in 2019!
As this is the holiday season, here is a cover of the song ‘Mary did you know’ that I recorded a couple of years ago. Enjoy! Click here to listen to the song.