Hope you are enjoying the Spring!
An Update on Fleur De Lis!
In case any of you missed it, below is a video by Rick Kaplan featuring myself, and Brad Jones, working on “You’re Only Gonna Die “, one of the tracks from the upcoming release. I’m told that Rick is carving out a new vignette I hope to share with you soon.
I can’t begin to express what a delight it’s been working in New Orleans, and what a transformative experience it’s turned out into.
There are times in your life where you feel like you’re learning/seeing/hearing everything for the first time, and this is one of them. I live for this. The music feels fresh and unpredictable. And surprisingly…delightfully…the songs are sounding at home here.
So far, I’ve raised 6K in my goal of reaching 18K. As you can imagine, I’ve already outpaced the amount raised in expenses as this record has involved a large number of personnel, and the project’s been time intensive getting new arrangements just right. There are still mixes to be tweaked, mastering to be accomplished, and a producer who has yet to be paid.
If you are inclined to pre-order the record, now is the time! I am extending an offer I made to “first-responders” to receive a free download of an unreleased song, “Bridge”, for your early contribution! I am also offering a sneak preview of one of the tracks in process, available only until Tuesday, May 29th.
Also, few people have gotten in touch with me about organizing fundraising house concerts I’m performing one in NYC and one in Philadelphia this June. If you think you can gather 40-50 people at your home, and want to do something like this with me (wherever you are in the US), please get in touch with me at RichardJulian2@aol.com. We can discuss the arrangements.
Meanwhile, enjoy this spring weather!