The Making of the Raven's Wing. Kim Erickson talks about creating a CD.
On Saturday, June 13th at 7:30pm in the Unitarian Hall, I will be unveiling my newest cd release, 'The Raven's Wing'. There will be an opportunity to listen to the project, hear a few words about the songs and the album, and buy a copy to take home. And while you are there, you can support two worthy causes if you like - Stoves for Humla, Nepal and The Underground Gym. Admission to the event is free and all are welcome.
I was dreaming of the kind of sound and the type of high quality project I wanted to attain at this point in my career and in my life, but often felt that what I wanted was out of reach. There was a major fundraising campaign undertaken and I brainstormed pre production ideas with Lauri Conger and consulted with Ian Tamblyn. I negotiated and signed a deal with a European record label, and finally the impossible project became possible.
There were many delays, ranging from my own procrastinations, to the illness of a key player, to scheduling difficulties and sudden changes of personnel. Trickster Raven hovered nearby, presenting challenges. I delivered the mixed and mastered final result to Route 61 Music....went on vacation to Cuba....and fractured my shoulder in a bad fall there! My piano arm is coming back, though at a measured pace, and there will be concerts again in the not so far off future. In the meantime, I am busy making further plans for this old soul of a new baby...and for the next baby....