ISSN 1480-6975. Copyright 1998-2015 - Jodi Krangle. For more contact information, see end of issue.
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Hi Folks! Welcome to another month and another issue. Thanks so much for staying with me here. Especially those of you who have been around for the long haul! (And I do mean LONG. This newsletter has been happening since 1998!)
In all this time, while I've done music projects with others, I've never had my own album to tell you about. Guess what? I now do! It's been a long time coming. My friend Chris Conway and I have been making music together for over 15 years now but it took this year for us to decide to actually do a full album project together. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Chris is hugely talented (he did all the recording and instrumentation for the backing tracks) and not only does he play a whole TON of instruments like a master, but he also has a real talent for making old songs sound new again. I do all the vocals on the project and his arrangements really inspired me. There are 14 songs in the jazz/blues/slow pop genres, some covers and some public domain, some songs we've written together coupled with songs each of us have written. It's an eclectic mix but it works. :)
The album doesn't officially debut until June 1st, but as I'm basically inviting you guys into my figurative living room here (thanks again for subscribing!) :) you're getting a sneak peek. Cover art is by my hugely talented artist friend, Beckett Gladney, by the way. She did a fantastic job!
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Thanks so much for your support and I hope your month is a greatly productive one!
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