I want to thank Elva from Sambo's Tavern in Leipsic,DE for making yesterday a BIG day! She purchased 28 T-Shirts for her staff. On top of that we had 3 more CD sales...so it was a great day bringing the total we've raised so far to $2,790.00! Much Love and thanks! Sol
"Solitary Man" Pre-Sale
In March 2020 the whole world changed. Along with millions of other people, I was suddenly unemployed for the first time. Not only was I concerned for my career, I was worried for my family. I spent a couple weeks feeling scared, sorry for myself and a bit paralyzed. Then it dawned on me that this "forced time off" could possibly be a gift if I chose for it to be.
So I turned off the TV, and decided to get to work. With the blessing of the Smyrna Opera House in Smyrna, DE I moved all of my recording gear onto their beautiful stage and began to record an album. For the first time in my career, I chose to record someone else's music. And in a beautiful way that was just what my soul needed. I chose to record a tribute to one of my musical heroes...Neil Diamond.
"Solitary Man" is the culmination of many hours on that stage during the pandemic quarantine....learning all of the guitar, bass and piano parts to some of my favorite Neil Diamond songs, and then recording them one by one late into the night. Other than some sessions with my buddy Dave Simmons (who played drums on a few of the songs), all the other recording sessions were just me on that stage by myself. So "Solitary Man" seemed the perfect title for this compilation.
Me tracking "September Morn"on the piano. This was a single take...and the one I actually used on the album!
Video of Dave Simmons adding drums to "Solitary Man"
As of today, all of the instrument tracks are finished and I am in the process of recording vocals at my home studio. Very soon the mixing and mastering process will begin.
In the coming weeks I will be experiencing several thousand dollars worth of expenses to complete the project. Things like licensing fees for the rights to release the 10 songs....mixing, mastering, CD manufacturing, distribution and more.
So today I have launched this "fan-funding" Pre-Sale page to help raise the money to help finish the project. My goal is $5,000. Below you can pre-purchase physical CD's, Digital Downloads, "Solitary Man" T-Shirts and much more! I'm offering several new cool items for the very first time. Packages like guitar lessons, song co-writes, hiring me to write a song for someone special in your life, and more.
If you'd like to play a part in helping me get this project to the finish line...check out all the pre-sale items below!
Much love and thanks! I am so very grateful for your friendship.
Is there someone in your life who you would like Sol to write and record a song for? This is the perfect package for you!