Here's the e-mail subscribers to my newsletter received.
Hi Bass friends!
I hope this e-mail finds you in great health & spirits.
Well - it's finally done. My Solo Bass CD, titled "Outre" (oo-trey) is available now.
It's 11 tracks of completely solo bass performances - no overdubs.
I tracked it in April to 2 inch tape. Yeah- old school! Mixed it down through vintage gizmos to half inch tape and then had it mastered for CD off the tape. I had to do this before they stop making tape!
The physical CD is available through CD Baby for $10.00.
There's a 30% discount if you buy more than one copy ($7.00 each) so if you know anyone else who might want one - grab a couple of copies and save 30%!
Here's the link
NOTE: Because CD Baby only lets me start by stocking 5 copies (and it appears they've sold already) - the CD is currently listed as "out of stock". I am sending more copies and they should be up and running soon. Sorry for the hassle.
BUT - here's my suggestion. If you plan on getting a copy - go to the CD Baby link above anyway - and enter your name and address in the box.
That way CD Baby will notify you when the new copies have arrived. I think this will also help CD Baby determine how many more copies they want me to send to them based on the number of people who asked to be notified. I hope.
For those of you who . . . like me . . . care very little for physical CDs and just want a solid digital option - I'm pleased to offer the entire CD "Outre" in 192 kbps mp3 files (DRM free!) including ALL artwork for $7.00.
Grab that download by following this link
You can use PayPal OR a Major Credit Card. You DON'T need a PayPal account.
Outre will be on iTunes and other digital services soon - but this specific digital download option is the fairest for everyone in my opinion - the artist gets all the money - and you get a higher quality mp3 file that you can use on ANY computer and digital audio player.
It's as if you ripped the CD yourself - Yeah!
No DRM. No DRM No DRM. If you are unfamiliar with DRM - its the nasty little code all the online services use to prevent you from making copies of mp3 files or limits the players a song can play on (cough itunes, cough cough) But I digress. ,-)
I just got back from doing a "Special Feature" at Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp outside of Nashville.
I was only in for 1 day and did a clinic/performance and flew right back out again.
BUT - I hooked up EVERY student with a FREE copy of Outre.
So - if you know anyone who's been at Vic's camp this week (7/18-21) - maybe they'll let you burn a copy.
Or you could just grab one for yourself!
Next up on the gig list - LODO BASS BASH in Denver on Aug 3,4 & 5. I'll perform Sat night and do a clinic Sunday. Get all the details at www.lodobassbash.com
Some other Bay Area gigs coming up in August also - both with the amazing Trip Wamsley.
One is in San Jose, CA on August 24th and the other in Modesto, CA on August 30th (which also features Jean Baudin, Randy Marshal, Andy Cervantes and others)
Details will emerge on my MySpace page in the next few weeks on these shows.
That's it for now!
Thanks for being on my list - I hope you'll stay on - but if you want off - of course you can bail - just follow the unsubscribe routine!
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This keeps me from sending out too much e-mail.
Oh yeah - one last thing. A favor. If you get a copy of "Outre" - please post a review on the CD Baby page - EVEN IF YOU HATE IT!
AND even if you get the digital download.
It will help other people if they read the thoughts of real people who tell it like it is. So please real people - tell it like it is! It doesn't need to be long - just a quick sentence or 2 would be awesome!
I appreciate your support!
Hope to see you out there!