I returned to my apartment today to find four large boxes deposited on my doorstep. And within these boxes I was delighted to find many, many copies of American Voices. And let me tell you, it’s about time. I remember taking introductory Ph.D musicology courses with Richard Crawford at the University of Michigan. We’d constantly write, and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite. You get the idea. And finally after one rewrite, I remember Prof Crawford saying that as hard as it is to do, there comes a point when you just have push the damn thing away from you, throw up your hands, and say, “I’m done.” That’s kind of how this went.
Okay, now the basics: The CD is available directly from the Innova website until the official street release date of July 24, at which time you’ll be able to get it from Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, or in record stores. Of course, you could also come to the recital and “unofficial” CD release party I’ve got coming up on April 25 to pick up a copy. There’ll be all sorts of celebrities there. Finally, there are many people to thank for making this CD a reality and you should know about them. So read the liner notes.