Brave New Heart
BRAVE NEW HEART is my first recording in 27 years. The last was on RCA Records in 1976. Like Rip Van Winkle and General Douglas MacArthur, I have returned; and I've noticed that things have changed a bit in my absence. Cher, for instance, has seemed to have got a lot younger. Myself, I'm older--and not appreciably wiser--but I have been busy, writing songs. This album has a bunch of those songs on it; and most of them, I guess, would fall under the rubric of 'Country Music'--though, personally, I'd say it's a pretty eclectic collection, with a lot of variety to it. There are pure country songs, country-rock, and country-pop songs, bluegrass, dixieland, and even something you might term country-jazz for want of a better term. There's also retro-pop songs and ballads with some lush orchestration, and even one song with a hint of soul to it (if not a hint, at least a whiff)--it's a kind of roadhouse blues thing. BRAVE NEW HEART was a long time coming, but it most definitely was a labor of love. Give it a listen, and let me know what you think.