Yes I am back on the road again. Traveling from Portland down to Texas. I have had to change directions a few times. I was hoping to go from Portland to Denver, then to Arlington,Texas then down to Kerrville Folk. Every time over the last 3/4 years I have planned to go I-80. It has been snowing in this week of May. This morning watching the weather channel it was snowing again. Portland keeps raining ! Denver keeps snowing!
The drive has delivered amazing landscapes. Driving along the beautiful Columbia River through their canyons. Just watching barges and fisherman with a couple of windsurfers. Then down through the farms in Idaho and into those amazing canyons of Utah and the deserts New Mexico. Everything has been so mesmerizing. Each evening I’ve been sitting and visualizing what I’ve seen and free writing about the these creations, of all this beauty. I think of the absolute need to preserve it. No pictures to share they are all in my head. Images lock for my brain to wander and wonder about it all.See you on the Road Thanks Carl
Hello it has been a while
I just dusted off my boots. The dust from Liberty Hill, Texas and @CribworksDigitalAudio. I was just about 40 miles North of Austin. I was there to begin work on my fourth album. I had searched for a producer that would push me and my music to a new level. I found that person in @MerleBregante, an amazing talented producer, engineer and musician. His life in music brings so many perspectives and possibilities. We both believed that it is the creative work of listening to these songs, letting them will lead us to what is needed. It is always to create a voice/melody that serves the song.
No surprise that they are a collection story songs. These songs were mostly created during the isolation of the pandemic. I pulled out old journals from travels, daily free writes and those ideas that have been calling to me for years. I had time to remember and create. As you would suspect they are all stories, filled with of love lost and found, characters I have met along the way and those ideas that just kept hanging around. We will see where it all goes. I’m targeting fall of 2022 for completion, we will have to see what the songs think?
I flew in to Austin to spend five days to begin the project. Only saw the airport and a grocery store. We encountered a few obstacles-struggling air conditioners, possible tornadoes and flight cancellations. They did not slow us down! We spent the week working together, talking music, creating and recording 10 tracks for the new album. I am so honored and want to thank Merle for joining this journey. He is a wizard and task master for the song. He gives you 110 % plus. We got a lot done, a great beginning.
Thanks for Listening Carl
Seats are still available contact Judy – firstname.lastname@example.org
LONG LIVE LIVE MUSIC AGAIN
Here is the News “Tales Beyond the Pandemic”
I have been thinking of a new album. The time of being shutdown has brought me a nice collection of songs This raises questions? When? Why? Who? Where? & What? I decided to look for a producer this time around. It’s a scary sharing control of these creations with someone other than my brain. I still really love the work from my first three albums. It was a great group of recording engineers and wow all of the musical contributors of talent. You never know where you will end until begin taking those first steps. I am starting a new step.
Your support will help me move forward to launch this project. At the moment it’s called
“Tales Beyond the Pandemic”
I have just created a Patreon account. It is a platform where you can support my journey and the creation of an album. I am hoping to make it simple for you and myself. I am still learning all the ins and outs of Patreon. I believe there is a minimum is 3 dollars a month , for as long as you wish to contribute. Right now, for me there is only One Level. This will probably will change as I learn as I go. I really appreciate and cherish all of your support over the years. There are non financial ways you can also provide support for this project and my music. Checking out my music on Spotify, YouTube and Pandora. Watch your email and my social media for more! I will continue to throw out some new ideas and listen to your perspective. It is a work in progress.
Here is my Patreon link : https://www.patreon.com/carlsolomonmusic
Let me know what you think? Patreon Tube Video is on the way.
*CARL SOLOMON LIVE AGAIN*
Playing Again at Portland International Airport – If you are flying at PDX Airport? Stop by Say Hi. Early Thursday & Saturday Mornings at Gate C8. I’m backing playing my music for travelers and staff.
Music is opening up once again!!. I have more shows on the way. I would love to play for you / community. Just send me a note. We can create your own event. I will update you coming shows. You will find them on Tour Page, Newsletter ,Facebook and Instagram.
Friday, July 9 Carl Solomon at Tiny Deck Concerts, $20 6:30 PM /Doors 6:00 PM , All Vaxed, Masks for non vaccinated, NE Portland. Heather Michet will be opening, Ron Carnes on electric guitar. Seating is limited a private show by invitation. You can message me on Facebook or at email@example.com. for a seat.
Sunday, August 8 Paradise House Concerts: Carl Solomon and Chris Baron the 10th Annual ”Voices on the River” Show. you are over looking the Clackamas River. All Vaxed, Masks for non vaccinated, Bring a Snax, BYOB $15 Doors 3:30 Show 4:00 PM Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Carl Solomon at Tumbleweed Virtual Music Festival 2021 – our 25th Anniversary! Friday, 4 September 2021, Friday, 4 September 2021 Tune in at tumbleweedmusicfestival.org.This year’s theme: “Silver Linings.”I will be playing a song written for the theme” Sara’s Silver Heart & 2 other new “Americana Tales Beyond the Pandemic”
September 24-26 The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance 2021 Virtual conference http://www.swfolkalliance.org/
October in Texas I will be heading down to Texas for Shows,The Crooked Crow Songwriting Retreat & SSV REVIELLE 2021. Unfortunately I will be missing Kerrville. I still have a few open dates and some more shows in the works! Let me know if I can set up a show for you. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13th, Carl Solomon and Joel McColl New World Deli, In the round at 7 PM, 4101Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas. 78751
Sunday Night, October 17th, Carl Solomon at Johnson Studio House Concerts Live & on Zoom Suggested donation for in-person concerts is $15-20, and online attendance is pay what you can. There will be a can for cash donations at in-person concerts. Paypal/Venmo info will be available for all concerts, with donations going directly to the artists. Call James at 936-661-6332 for more information. Galveston,Texas
Wednesday October 20 – 24th 10th Crooked Crow Gathering, at Chinati Hot Springs, Texas. A small group of songwriters to create, write, talk/debate Song writing, Sing New & Old Songs under the skies of West Texas Desert. No internet or Cellular Data.Perfect!
October 25 -30, Carl Solomon at SSV 2021 Reveille Retreat
The Reveille Retreat is designed to connect both active duty and veterans of our Armed Services with nationally acclaimed songwriters and performers to assist participants in transforming their life and military experiences into song.
Stay in Touch, Be Safe, Be Vaccinated Thanks for Listening Long Live Live Music AgainCarl