Released in 2000 with 12 original songs. JP also produced the CD (which means you figure out how all the stuff goes together, arrangement, what instruments, when/where leads come in and out, that stuff). It was also the first CD that he recorded himself.
A reviewer at TAXI (LA based music licensing company) said of the CD, "Solid songwriting, ...talent and artistry shine." JP's fav review of this CD is from Gay Cheney, former professor of dance at UNC-G, "I was in a traffic-jam on I-40, and this CD saved me !" Thanks, Gay!!
The CD was released when I was part owner of The Raven Moon Cafe in Weaverville, NC (just outside Asheville). The striking cover is from a painting a regular at the cafe, Jim Hoffmann, did for us. A lot of folks loved, and miss the cafe (including me). I am proud of another review I got there. I ran the open-mic nights, and in 2000 we were voted Best Open Mic In Asheville by the Citizen Times (not an easy thing, so much music in A'ville). Mainly, it was fun (but dont open a food/alcohol/music cafe until you talk to me).
You can order this CD for peanuts (plus change) from CDBaby. <clic
*Yep, this clic should send you to CDBaby, and this CD IS there. Or should be. Buy it. Make my day.
Released in 2001, a year after Medicine Moon, and maybe too soon. JP had gotten his own recording equipment, and the backlog of so many original tunes was a floodgate opening. Realizing the CD was not as "finished/refined" as it should be, the release was small.
One reviewer, usually a bit critical, did give it kudos, especially the song "Learnin' To Dance". Though generally not sure of JP's musical "bent", she liked the CD, and loved the song. Said it made her want to dance. And she did. With my Dad. She has passed now, but I can still see them dancing to that song in the living room (they could "cut a rug", smooth swing dancers, 40's style). Thanks, Love you, Mom
ps- I have re-mixed "Learnin' To Dance", and it is now on my new Country CD "Bring That Woman Back" <clic
pps- Some people really like a number of the songs on this CD, in spite of my techno concerns. Becoming an audio engineer has been great, but it can often make you too critical. So, with this new means of getting more of my music "out there", please enjoy the 2 Free Downloads from the Pilgrim below. Let me know, and if more folks like them I will re-mix others and put them "out there", too.
*I will add the 2 Free Downloads per above...soon