Set a timer for 30 minutes, grab an instrument, create something from nothing. That was the premise behind the demo recordings on this release. Each available weekday in May 2021 I wrote a new song in 30 minutes. In that time, I also recorded the vocal and either guitar or piano. I then spent the next two to three hours filling out the recording with additional instruments. By the end of the afternoon, I mixed the track and walked away from it.
It was a challenging exercise, and it was interesting to see how the songs came out stylistically i.e., country, vintage synth-pop, blues rock, etc. I never knew exactly what was going to happen. I just followed the song wherever it took me. I don't love all these songs, but I like more of them than I expected.
I would not normally release demos, but I am releasing this as a chronicle of the project and to inspire other creators to challenge themselves with a similar project.
You can now purchase the songs as a download or CD (with download) and a songbook (36 pgs. 8 x 10) with lyrics and basic chords.
You can also listen for free on SoundCloud.