September 12th, 2019
I'm pleased to announce Erica Lynn Joseph is now Winterwind's female pianist/vocalist. We've started arranging the album's 12 tracks and doing some basic rehearsing while continuing our search for the remaining members of the band... because we'd rather have a proper five-piece band than yours truly having to overdub the bass and other guitar tracks and use a soulless drum machine!
August 6th, 2019
I've been in and out of the music profession a few times in my life as mood and muse dictate. But ultimately, music is probably my one true passion. And as any musician will tell you, it can also serve as a vehicle of exploration of the human condition. And emotional outlet. In fact, quite honestly, if it weren't for music, the ability to express thoughts and feelings by writing songs, I'd probably be long dead by now... tortured artist and all that.
While there's no set timeline, and schedules can change as life dictates, or as John Lennon once sang, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans", below are the two projects currently in the works.
August 2nd, 2019
Inspiration from profound pain...
A short time ago a woman walked into my life, told me she was my soulmate, that we'd always known each other, always been together, that she loved me, would always be there for me no matter what, that she would help me heal and find the peace I've spent all of this life searching for. I believed her. I trusted her. And my life was irrevocably altered because that trust was abused and betrayed.
Still, inspiration from profound pain... 12 songs written in four weeks addressing the themes of love, hope, trust, betrayal, (surviving horrific) child abuse and suicide. Now it's time to start arranging and recording the album which is tentatively titled...
Songs in the Key of BAH
Wrong Place and Time
All So Perfect
Hold My Breath
It Ain't Blue
(Maybe) I Was Mistaken
Secret Decoder Ring
Your Brown Eyes
Fields and Blankets
Guttered (In the Wind)
And if you're curious as to the sound/style of the music, well just imagine taking the Beatles, Blue Rodeo, Cake, the Alan Parsons Project, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Raconteurs and putting them in a blender and it'll probably sound like... WHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
January 14th, 2019
Winterwind is pleased to announce further details of an upcoming project - A Guy & His Gretsch is the story of a lonely drifter (kind of like the Littlest Hobo only walking on two legs instead of four) drifting from town to town righting wrongs with a magic guitar... that shoots lasers and stuff!
With music by Hot Karl & the Alabama Donkey Punchers featuring their soon to be smash hit "Your Laundry (The Ballad of Thursday Afternoon)".