As you may know... I made a new album.
What an incredible team came together for this one. Making the album was a creative adventure that wove into my life for the better part of a year. Holing up with musician friends in studios in the rainy New Zealand winter... mixing on golden autumn afternoons in the Sierra mountain foothills... recording my vocals in a magical studio in the midnight silence of an abandoned gold mine with a sky full of stars and black bear for company... sending musical tracks back and forth with collaborators across the planet (in fact there are a couple of piano tracks that have been to outer space & back via satellite internet, and I like to think that the signals kept traveling and are currently being enjoyed in some distant star system).
You can make up your own mind about it here - listen, download, order a CD if you like: http://redwoodthepoet.bandcamp.com
The album is called Sacred Activist.
I didn't make up that term, by the way, but it's become a catchphrase that reminds me who to be. Activism as sacred practice. Spiritual centering and creative unleashing and loving connection as supports to activism. In fact, I can't see any other way to keep living with a smile on my face in this mad, gorgeous, oh so embattled world.
Here are some photos of the recording process, featuring some of the supremely talented folks who so kindly collaborated on this baby.