Don Conoscenti

After forty years of writing, recording, touring and producing i've decided to take a step back from the business of music. Thank you to everyone for your immeasurable love and support and for making Anastasia, my last album, a beautiful reality

2-16-15 Next Phase

Thanks again to everyone for your support of my wild and crazy Kickstarter ride. The first wave of rewards fulfillment is completed. All the prints and various other physical rewards were sent out. There were 515 backers and postage so far for the mailings was close to $300. The digital rewards will go out at the time of the record's release.

Basic tracking of the new record was delayed a month due to conflicts in the rhythm section's tour schedule and that has had an adverse effect on the budget, but the record is still on track and on schedule. I'm sitting in on a show Thursday Feb 19th with keyboardist extraordinaire Bob Andrews who is doing a residency  at the Taos Inn in Taos. Then heading to Amarillo to do a Feb 21st show for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concert Series hosted by the talented Mike Fuller at the Chalice Abbey. Then it's off to Alamosa Colorado to get the basic tracks recorded at Don Richmond's Howlin' Dog Studio followed by a couple more live shows in the Boulder Co area with my buddy Kort McCumber. After those shows I go back in to have more dental surgery and will be recovering from that for a few weeks while I continue to chip away at the record. Never a dull moment.

In closing I wanted to mention that my good friends and sometime collaborators from Oklahoma in the Damn Quails are in the midst of a Kickstarter Campaign of their own which ends on Wednesday Feb 25th. For a look at all things Quail and links to their Kickstarter Campaign click HERE. Wishing you all the best from Taos NM.