I am grateful to share my first big project of 2019. in On January 27th I will visit Leesta Vall in Brooklyn, NY to record some songs straight to vinyl. Here’s what the studio has to say about it:
“We’ll cut a 7″ lathe cut vinyl record of a live take of a song of your choosing for each person that orders between now and the session date. No two records will be the same and only one copy of each will be made. Your record will include a one-of-a-kind performance by Alex, performed and cut specifically for you. And Alex will even deliver a personal message right on the record before going into your performance …pretty special! Our limited edition lathe cut record releases are made on a modified antique record cutting lathe from the 1950’s. Each record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person.”
Click here to visit the preorder page. I carefully chose five songs that are representative of my albums, including two yet-to-be-released songs– and most importantly, songs I don’t think I’ll screw up too bad. I hope you’ll consider buying one (or a few) records for yourself, for friends, for your secret Santa…
If you want to share this far and wide on the internet, copy this link: bit.ly/juniperginger
In other news, I’m recalibrating to life after finishing tour with SnugHouse. We have been feeling the love toward our new EP, Like Water, especially at our hometown release show. We’re still small potatoes in the grand scheme, but filling the seats (and the balcony!) at One Longfellow Square was a dual exercise in gratitude and humility. Pursuing art will always be mostly self-indulgent, so it’s nice to be reminded that our words and actions can bring light and love to others in the world. Tour brought us as far as Washington, DC and Burlington, VT. For now, we are figuring out how to rest and enjoy Maine’s early-onset winter. We’ll keep our whistles whetted at South Portland Public Library on December 8th, and then properly hibernate until 2019.
Juniper Ginger will keep at it, though, with a showcase at Blue on December 16th. I curated (such a lofty word for calling up friends) an evening of music & visual art at a lovely listening room. Come check it out and keep in touch!