This is a really interesting time for me with my music. The new album is taking shape, its so lovely to hear it start to come to life. Its interesting, listening to the rehersal recordings, how the Clare Free 'sound' is still very evident in an acoustic album.
I have had the pleasure of doing a live radio session on Bluestime this month- if you would like to listen to it you can do so by clicking this link here
I am also happy to say that I am confirmed for three European Festivals this summer but I am not allowed to tell you details of all of them just yet!
Have a lovely month everyone.
January 2013 update
Happy New Year ! What a year it looks to be. I am working on a new album and that is taking me away from touring quite so much as its a big project. I plan to record an acoustic album without setting foot in a studio, recording or rehersal. I am very excited about this project as I really want to get back to the real foundations of the songs and I have to say I don't really like being in a studio. It seems unnatural to play with headphones on in a sterile room where there's nobody else with you. So, I am rehersing in a cool little bar in a venue that I have been made the patron of, and recording the album either at a friend's, or possibly my own, house. Its a project full of challenges and potential pitfalls but I'm up for the challenge! We'll see how it turns out, for me its all about honesty and the music. Have a wonderful 2013!
What an amazing start to my life in the Netherlands.... radio interviews, fabulous concerts and even an article in the local paper to welcome me to my new life!! I am very busy preparing for the new album, busy busy....
Busy times, the preparations for the next album are in full swing and the band and I will be in the studio after Christmas. I've had two lovely radio interviews in the Netherlands complete with an acoustic set on Blues Train FM which was so much fun. I also took a trip to the UK to do an amazing gig at Litchfield Arts. To give the month a lovely finish I got a mention in the British Airways High Life magazine. Happy days!