Life is filled with changes, some good, some bad. But these new changes are all good. I have retired from my day job as a head cashier at a major chain bookstore and now I can totally concentrate on my guitar career, performing concerts, giving lessons and finally completing my CD project that has been ever so slowly progressing while I was working fulltime.
I must admit my attitude has improved immensely. I wake up in the morning and I can't wait to pick up the guitar and play. I am working on a Bruce Springsteen song, trying to arrange it for solo guitar but as with many stadium rock anthems it has a chorus and the verses are more shouted than sung to a melody. I am also working more on my own compositions that usually have a melody :-)
Concerning CD's and the distribution of recorded music, I am open to any feedback on how to make my recorded guitar music available to everyone. Does anyone still buy CD's or is it all online song by song sales for I-pod type devices? I still sell a few CDs at my performances but I notice that big name solo guitar performers are not releasing any new records, CDs or anything like that. In fact, Leo Kottke and others seem to be using YouTube as their recording platforms. I would like to hear your opinions about this.
I will be performing for the public at the Windsor Farmers Market here in Colorado in July and August. Check my calendar for dates and times. I hope to see you there.