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Theres always that extra bit of pressure in the hope you don't mess something up!

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Theres always that extra bit of pressure in the hope you don't mess something up!

........LIFE ON THE ROAD…….

 

Sitting in the snow again today here in Orono ME.  Woke this morning to a white blanket surrounding the bus…. and there was me bragging about spring arriving?! Spoke too soon I guess.  It's hard to believe that tonight is show number 41 on the “VERY BEST OF TOUR.”  We are flying through the gigs at this stage.  The past 3 weeks have...

been eventful to say the least.   As if we weren't busy enough on the road… The producer of CT Sharon decided that we were to film one of the shows out of the blue!  We decided to shoot the show in Casino Rama Ontario.  The venue there is huge and has tonnes of space for cameras and crew.  Its the only place where we could shoot a live show on the road so that the audience weren't effected by the bustle going on around them.  When filming a new show, sadly it's not just as easy as running the same show and filming it.  Theres a lot more prep that goes into it than that.  On rehearsals alone we spent hours getting everything perfect… if it's not done right on camera…. Well then…. Its not done right at all.  You only have the one shot to nail it… And nail it we did. Every one played a blinder.  I was in the production/media truck for some of the other lads solo songs and everyone looked and sounded great.  Its not easy doing a live shoot… Theres always that extra bit of pressure in the hope you don't mess something up!  Non the less… We got it done… You lot are in for something really special, real soon!!!

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Friends, you guys & family have been asking me to do more painting’s.  So I have… I couldn't get much of anything done the 3 weeks previous as you can understand, but the second I did I got tore into it.  I LOVE painting… Its just another expression.  Painting is a lot like writing a song… some songs you can write easy and some you can’t… the same as a picture.  Some days you cant paint at all… Some days you can paint it all… It’s all a state of mind I find. I also want to get as many done/ practice in for the fund it campaign that I will be doing for my new album “On Mercy Street.”  Here is a time laps of me doodling ;)  The music is a piece that I composed played and produced a while back Called "The Uninvited Guests."  It's this idea I had for a burlesque/ seedy/ illegal drinking den/ prohibition era of music Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Final mixes on the songs are being done right now 6 of the 12 tracks I am delighted with… The rest are almost there just a few more weeks here and there.  After that I’ll send them onto a guy we have in France for mastering…. We reckon he’s the best around, thats why he’s our guy.  Mastering in a nutshell is when a mastering engineer can unify your album with skillful use of EQ, gain, and compression to give it a consistent sound from track to track. This process also allows the mastering engineer to pump up the volume of your overall album so it's as hot as can be and make it sound unbelievable.  And unbelievable is what we are going for.  

 

 

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I cant wait for you guys to hear “On Mercy Street,” as I sit and write this I’m listening to new mixes and my head wont stop bobbing.. I love the work thats went into each not on every track and you will too..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Guest
    Jane Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Thanks for the update. You really keep yourself busy. Can't wait to see the DVD of the tour. Also can't wait to hear your new CD. Take care

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    Debbie Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Looking forward to hearing more clips from On Mercy Street then hearing completed CD

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    Christel Michèle Dalhuisen Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    If you mess up during the filming of the show do you then also get hit, just as like in swordball? Sorry, still love that short film, hihi.
    FYI, I can't watch the video you've placed here. It might be a problem from my side, it happens quite often that we in The Netherlands can't watch certain video's. But so you know.
    Good luck with the rest of the tour!

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    PK Thursday, 09 April 2015

    If you can get YouTube, you can just word search the title of this video there. You don't even need to enter the entire title, just what you can see here at the top of the video will be enough. Hope that helps.

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    Barbara Nickel Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Hi Keith
    Just wanted to say how much I love your music You melt my heart Never loose your sense of wonder Stay Safe[/b]

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    CHERYL GLENNIE Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Your new Website is amazing Keith, totally love seeing what you & the lad's have been up too. Here in Australia we're hoping you'll do some of your solo show's for us. We can't wait to see you all again. Take care & can't wait for your next blog.. Ay the way we Aussie's can't wait to see the new Dvd.. ;-)

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    Shelby Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    It's not letting me watch the vid :(

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    Wendy Marchant Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Keith you are a joy to read and listen to. Love your artwork and look forward to helping you "On Mercy Street". Thanks for the update and for sharing your journey. Can't wait for your solo shows as well. You are much loved!!

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    Sharon Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Love it Keith. Exciting, creative and hard work.

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    Meg Hartnett Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Can't wait!

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    Terri Stinton Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    This was a great blog Keith ...the only thing wrong is it won't let me see the video ...it says it is privet other than that I loved this blog ...and can't wait for the releace of you new album On Mercy Street

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    Julie Peters Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    This is a great blog Keith. You are really keeping yourself busy, I love your artwork as well as your music. Can't wait for the release of the new DVD and the release of your new CD.

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    jan ford Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    So eager to hear this new album-and waiting to see your tour dates too. see you soon.

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    jan ford Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    So eager to hear this new album-and waiting to see your tour dates too. see you soon.

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    jan ford Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    So eager to hear this new album-and waiting to see your tour dates too. see you soon.

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    joann guthrie Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    liking that music. video worked fine here

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    Kathi Spriggs Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Thanks for sharing a moment in your very talented and busy life Keith.
    So happy that things are coming together with the new album,can hardly wait.
    #OnMercyStreet going take the world by storm

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    Kimberly Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Just wanted to say hi Keith! I love the new blog and can't wait to see the new art or hear the new album. It will be as special as you I am sure. Hope your Easter was lovely and I am so excited to finally see you all live. Welcome to Maine by the way! I hope that you are doing the meet and greets in Portland Friday because you are my favorite. Don't tell the othet guys though because you're all great! Have fun!

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    RobynS Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    Can not tell you how excited I am that you taped the show! I was unable to make it to St. Louis when you were there and was very disappointed. Very, very excited for your CD as well. The first one is great so the second one can only be that much better. Keep them coming!

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    Nancy M. Chier Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    I'm sure the new album will be fabulous! Love your first one......such talent you have! Can't wait!

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