summer 2017 - new album in a month or so

summer 2017...

studio time...  this was Taras Prodaniuk, Billy Watts, Little Konzett, me, and David Raven listening down to my song 'Louisiana' which we'd tracked together in little big beat studios, Liechtenstein, in march 2017. :)

my new album is aaallllmost finished... it's been an exhilarating and highly creative process!

some fun details about the new album -- this past spring, Billy Watts, David Raven, and Taras Prodaniuk of Mojo Monkeys, my favorite band:), were in Switzerland touring in support of their new album, 'Swerve On'. while here, the three men played six songs in studio with me, spoiling me with their magic grooves and delightful moods. it was great fun and, i believe, very good work.

Billy Watts, unique-wonderful guitarist and fantastic singer, is co-producing the album with me. he's played some additional sublime guitar parts, will even play some bass (today!) and continues to give me invaluable creative input and energy for this record every step of the way, from afar in Los Angeles... to Switzerland. 

the album also features great Swiss 'dialect' singer-songwriter/author Daniel 'Dänu' Wisler on mandolin and dobro. my dear friend Suzie Candell, country singer from Germany, graces some songs with harmony vocals; and the soulful Rodrigo Aravena plays bass on 'Mexico' and 'Mahogany Hawk'. Rodrigo is Chilean-born, Australian-raised, and is now a swiss resident like myself. this record has been recorded and will be mixed by our talented friend Little Konzett at his Little Big Beat Studios, both in Eschen, Liechtenstein, and in his hometown of Weiler, Austria. Little is an incredibly creative recording engineer, mixing and mastering engineer, drummer, and innovative person on the music scene in these countries that border Lake Constance. 

we have a beautiful and talented international family of musicians working on this record! i'm so pleased and touched. :)

the new record's got 10 songs -- two songs i wrote while still living in California, but i'd never recorded nor played them live. seven songs are written brandy-newly, and one is a cover -- a David Bowie song that i have loved since i was a kid.  

i'm inspired and i continue to write new songs now, even as this album (my first in six years!) is nearly finished... so perhaps an EP is in order already for next year. :) 

BIG THANKS to YOU!!

so many of you contributed to the making of the upcoming album and pre-ordered the record! thank you!!

With pre-orders and contributions from friends and fans in the United States, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein, so far i have raised $6,500 (of about $9,000 needed) in funds for this new record! thank you! 

i still welcome your support...

some of you have dropped me a line recently asking if and how you can still contribute -- well, YES, thank you! i'm happy to give you a breakdown of my expenses, and funds still needed. just send me a message through the site here, and i'll answer with how you too can contribute and be a part of this new collection of songs making it out into the universe! :)

i'm grateful and delighted with any contribution--it all helps reach my goal of making my new collection of songs into a CD to share with everyone!

and you know, your emotional support is VERY much appreciated as well. ❤

Peace and Music and Healthy Wishes,

beth

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I'm looking forward to hearing this new album! I have all of your other ones and excited to add this one to the collection.
 

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