I'm just back yesterday from my October 2014 touring. Including one quick trip up to Amsterdam I logged 4,874km behind the wheel. Well, not all of it was done by myself. My friend Alain LeCloirec rode along and not only helped with the driving but also sold merchandise, helped lug my gear and leant an able hand during soundcheck. And, as always, he is great company.
I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted here. I think I just ran out of steam after all the work that went into the release AND follow up of The Long Draw. Well I'm back. 2014 summer is over and the busy fall and winter time approaches.
The big news here I think is that we will be moving to Marseille. Katy has a new job. I don't know the city so well but this summer I visited a couple of times and enjoyed myself and liked what I saw. And moving has never been a problem for me. I can live pretty much anywhere and still do my job. Paris is more centrally located then Marseille but on the other hand Spain and Italy will be be closer from there. There is always a tradeoff right? And I also have to say I'm ready to leave Paris. It's expensive, cold and I've been here long enough. Because we live in the suburbs it's not like we can even have the full advantage of city life. There are friends here and the city can be fantastic and there is no place like Paris and that's a fact. All in all though I think this move will be ok. First things first though and the number one item up is selling this house.
This summer I have been hard at work with writing new songs. Glitterhouse has agreed to release another record from me so that's what I'm working towards. I don't want to say too much about content or even a time schedule just yet except that no release will happen before 2015. The songs are not all finished but I feel very positive about direction and content. I know what I want the record to sound like and I finally have a good selection of material to choose from. Now it's just a matter of refining the songs I do have and narrowing the choices. It's also true that I'm not writing as fast as I used too. Suffice it too say that I DO believe that content is much more important then quantity.The world is overloaded with music. Why contribute to the noise with anything less then your best? And there has to be a reason for the records to exist, not just the newest batch of laid eggs.
So that's it for now. It seems this webpage needs some innovation and work. Gotta shake things up a little bit. Hey, autumn is the perfect time for such work right?
I would invite to visit my web store if you have never. The prices are quite fair and buying directly from me is a great way of supporting your's truly. Plus the fact that all of the CD's offered (accept The Long Draw and Tunnel Tree) are now out of print now. When these physical copies are sold that will be it. Of course for those of you that just do digital then everything is available in that format.
An acoustic duo two track recording from 1979 released on Glitterhouse Records. This will be a limited mail order only release as well as at my shows! We will have it for sale at the TLH webstore starting April 29 and at Glitterhouse later in May. You can catch a tune on the site player below. Here are the liner notes: Terry Lee Hale and “Becca” Sarow (pronounced sorrow) were an acoustic recording and touring duo that formed in Chicago in 1975. We sang a collection of original songs as well as many ragtime, country blues, pop and folk standards. Fronted by Becca on vocals, I also sang and played 6 string Froggy Bottom guitar. We lived in and toured throughout the Midwest, Colorado, Washington and Texas and finally settled in Denver in 1979.
Best of 2013
Finally the Terry Lee Hale webstore is up and running. Click on the the Shop button above and it will take you directly to our site. I've added a The Blue Room (digital and CD), Frontier Model (digital), Wilderness Years (digital), the Tunnel Tree limited edition single and all the various formats for The Long Draw (digital, CD and LP). All prices include shipping. We have a company that handles all the money transactions and whatever denomintion you want to use. We don't have your credit card information here and don't even see it. We DO handle the mailing though and we're pretty fast in getting them posted right away. Check it out when you have time. Buying my music in this way is a great way to show your support and much apprecaited.