This album is a condensed version of my first solo concert, which was hosted by Kranky Cafe, at 4th & Main in Vancouver BC, Canada on April 5, 2013. Nimbus School of Recording Arts generously took the time to come to the show, set up a few quality mics, and record the show for me, and all audio you hear in this album came directly from the event - no overdubs were used during mixdown. I myself spent about 30 hours during the mixing process, and I must say I'm quite pleased with the result.
My friends Bianca Sabatini, Dana Oikawa, Joanna Lee, and Joel Krahn joined me onstage for a number of songs, and I'm extremely grateful for all the time they put into this project. Collaboration with other musicians is far more rewarding than simply trying to play solo all the time.
I've set the minimum price to zero, so that you can be free to download the album, and in that case, please enjoy the music as a gift! My talents were given to me, and as such, I give them them now to you. But if you wish, you are more than welcome to donate to my future musical endeavors by paying me for it. It's free not because it has no value, but because I want to encourage you to share it, and and empty pockets are no longer an excuse!
Share the album with your friends, burn it to a CD and listen to it in your car, copy it to your Ipod - most importantly - LISTEN.
released May 20, 2013
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Rise: Words and music by Eddie Vedder.
Hallelujah: Words and music by Leonard Cohen.
Flags: Words and music by Brooke Fraser. Lead vocals performed by Joanna Lee.
How: Words and music by Regina Spektor.
Accordion, mandolin & vocals performed by Karl Sanden.
Cajon & tambourine on tracks 5, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, and 24 played by Joel Krahn. Guitar on tracks 16 and 24 played by Dana Oikawa.
Recorded live by Adam Johnson and his tech team from Nimbus School of Recording Arts.
Mixed and mastered by Karl Sanden. Produced by Karl Sanden. Photography by Rob Clarke. Design by Karl Sanden.
A huge thank-you to my friends Bianca Sabatini, Dana Oikawa, Joanna Lee, Joel Krahn, and Rob Clarke, as well as Kranky Cafe and Nimbus School of Recording Arts and everyone else involved along the way for contributing their support, encouragement, time, and creativity to this project. This would not have happened without you.
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