I’ve got a busy week of shows ahead in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. I will literally be road testing the new songs from my newest CD, Ain’t The Same As Before, which I plan to release in April. I must admit though, I do have a little post-production-depression. While I enjoy being on the road and sharing music, I REALLY love being in the recording studio surrounded by many instruments and the collaborative spirit of talented musicians working together toward a common goal. I have never before experienced the ease at which all of the parts came together on this recording, and it has me really excited to share it. It’s been a collaborative effort from the start with most of the songs being co-written by myself and several songwriters I admire: James Moors and Kevin DeForrest. Contributing musicians include Jim Gilmour (producer, engineer, mixer, arranger, electric bass, harmony vocals, all-around good guy), Beth Wilberger (violin, viola, harmony vocals), Jeff Poremski (electric guitar) and Russ Lawton (drums), each bringing tons of talent to the table. On the road, I guess I am the core of the “band” with an ever-changing ensemble of collaborative musicians that round out the sound. I am looking forward to playing with Thomas Sneed (Reeltime Travelers) and Ben Winship (Brother Mule, Kane’s River and The Growling Old Men) this week in Jackson Hole. It’s also been a huge collaborative effort on the parts of you, my fans. Many of you have pre-purchased the new CD which goes a long way toward helping me afford the project, so thank you, thank you, thank you.