We have two pieces of news to share.
First off, in regard to our End of The Silence project that many of you so generously helped crowd fund: We are making progress. We're taking the time to thoroughly work the material through before recording and are focused now on developing demo versions to work ideas out.
On the note of life balance, we were seriously set back in the months of March-April due to a major kitchen renovation at the house. Andy spent nearly every free moment, weekends and evenings, pretty much single-handedly performing the renovation. Andy's son, Dante, was a huge help laying the new flooring and assisting with the precarious cutting of the counter tops, but aside from the help of a plumber to move a hot water line, the rest was some down home DIY of the first order. We are super happy to say it's complete (well, ok, backsplash, toe kicks and the ventilation hood are pending...) and came out looking great! It's a huge improvement to the house and feels so good to have done, but it came with a serious toll to our music making time (not to mention Andy's right hand nails...toast). With this behind us now we have our eyes set on the project again.
Below are some photos of the old vs new. Click through to see the images.
Our second piece of news is that we'll be performing live as a duo as part of Make Music NY! We've been wanting to participate in this wonderful event for a few years and finally were in a position to line it up. We'll be playing a 30-minute set in front of our cherished neighborhood clean food source, Flatbush Food Coop, on Tuesday June 21, at 5:30 pm. If you're around, stop by!
For those who may not be familiar, Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 700 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making. We are psyched to be a part of this wonderful, free, community celebration of music in all its various forms and levels of creation. Straight up good vibes!
More to come as we gain traction on both of these.