I’m currently working on my debut album. I’m recording at Cobbler Cottage Studios in Crich. The working title is “Song from a cold conservatory” and is a nod to my old practice space – a UPVC lean-too conservatory which is freezing in Winter and boiling hot in Summer. For logistical reasons I recently moved out of the conservatory into my living room – so my joke is that the follow-up album should be called “Songs from a cosy living room”. Anyway, many thanks to both David and Mel as Cobbler Cottage Studios
That might actually work – the songs for the conservatory area of the confessional, heartfelt singer/songwriter model. I’d be doubtful about calling myself a “folk musician” – although I appreciate the sentiment behind Louis Armstrong’s now legendary quote. There are 9 tracks on the album which are all me and just a guitar. For the last track, I’m joined by the rhythm and bass section and cellist. The last song is optimistic from a “you can get through this” perspective – and might mark my next direction both musically and lyrically – towards a more collaborative approach with fellow musicians – and songs that give people encouragement to keep on going on.
The debut album is scheduled to be available in early April, 2023