The new album is complete! I ended up with 11 songs at just under 30 minutes total. I decided to stop there as it felt these songs had a fairly common musical theme from being written and recorded over the past year at my home studio, GTown Studio.
You can download or stream the full album on all platforms now at this link. The album is also currently available on CD at this link and will be available on vinyl soon. And check out the official music video for 11 Shooting Stars Ago… at the bottom of this post (or at this link)!
I recorded a ton back in the ’80s and ’90s for a variety of bands, but this is my first full album release…as well as first solo project…and first time singing on a recording. So “BEER!” as my fellow skydivers say…
While the album is mostly drums, piano, bass and trumpet from yours truly, there is a little bit of the entire Gruwell Fam within this album. From a wicked alto sax solo by Nathan Gruwell to a moving double bass part by Jamie Gruwell and then finally the intimate poem by Stephane Gruwell that became the lyrics to 11 Shooting Stars Ago…
Jack Endino of Seattle, who originally produced and mixed my punk band DFL’s 2nd cassette release back in 1988 (when I was a junior in high school), mixed and mastered this album for me. He’s a recording giant in the Northwest, and has developed such a gift for helping songs and albums have their own sound. He was the perfect person to put the finishing touches on this unique one-man-band, mostly instrumental album.
Due to worldwide vinyl pressing delays because of increased volume and material shortages, the vinyl version of the album will not be completed until around the end of the year…but hopefully in time for the perfect Christmas present!
Check back soon for the exact vinyl release date!
That GTown Sound Album Links:
- Online interview with Eclectic Arts, which you can watch at this link
- Album release posts on Instagram featuring background info on all 11 songs
- Listen to the full album of video clips in a YouTube playlist at this link
- Order your CD at this link
- Get the CD plus included digital download from Bandcamp at this link
- Date TBA for Preorders & Vinyl Release Date
- Download or Stream That GTown Sound Album on all music platforms at this link
- Check out all the currently available physical albums and merch at this link