Flashy Flash Drive & CD Celebrations
Let the celebrations begin! The USB flash (thumb) drives look fantastic, The CD artwork by Randy Rudman is superb, and the downloads are available from Apple or Amazon. But, most importantly, I strongly believe that the music is among the best I've recorded thanks to the team of studio musicians, engineers and guest vocalists. I'm quite sure I could teach a class in independent recording by now, on the songwriting process, the pre-production work, the multi-tracking, the mixing and mastering, and the manufacturing of the final product.
Three White Spanish Horses CD release parties:
March 2, 6-9 p.m., Music on Main at Old Oak Square, 305 Main St., Marble Falls, TX 78657 My hometown celebration kicks off the Music on Main music series.
March 5, 4-8 p.m., Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78130 This party features John M. Greenberg, Mike Blakely, Kurt Baumer, Luiz Coutinho de Souza, Mark Epstein, William B.B. Morse, and Josh Baca
March 16, 6-9 p.m. Western Edge Cellars, 228 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 For those of you in faraway places, we'll live stream this show with Al Priest doing sound and it will be co-hosted by Mike Blakely. Al did sound for many years for Dwight Yoakum, Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Nicholas, and others.
For those of you who contributed to the Indiegogo campaign to help create the recordings and pay the musicians and engineers, thank you! We made it happen. For those of you who've not yet ordered your CDs please do so when you can at www.johnarthurmartinez.net/shop. I'll package them up myself and mail them right away.
Go there to order the JAM USB Flash Drive. The drive includes mp3 files that will play in most automobiles, plus wav files of every CD, hi-resolution versions of For the Love of Western Swing and Three White Spanish Horses, bonus tracks that were never released, and videos of several European concerts.
Here's the list of CDs included in the flash drive package,
On the Border-1997
Spinning Our Wheels-1998
Stand Your Ground-2001
Lone Starry Night-2004
Live in New England-2005
What a Christmas It Was!-2011
You Play My Heart-2012
If Stars Could Sing-2014
San Antonio Woman-2017
For the Love of Western Swing (& Other Love Songs)-2019
Three White Spanish Horses-2023
Significant shows coming up include:
February 28 Trailblazer Grille w/Pauline Reese
March 11 Putters & Gutters Lampasas w/William Beckman
March 17 William Chris Vineyards w/Jenni Dale Lord
May 12-June 3 European Tour including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Spain (one show pending in France). Check www.johnarthurmartinez.net/gigs for updates and details.
It ain't easy being me, but it's a rewarding way to make a living, doing what I love. Thank you for your role in the epic that is my life.