When Bob Buckingham interviewed me for a piece in the Summer 2015 issue of Fiddler Magazine, I had no idea that it would end up being the cover story. My wife Rochelle Moser’s amazing photo portraiture skills certainly had to help!
If you click on the picture above, it will link to an excerpt of the interview on the Fiddler Magazine site.
Over the years Fiddler has interviewed a whole lot of great musicians – including some of my own fiddle heroes – and I’m honored and humbled to have been featured in this issue. If you are a fiddler or just love fiddle music, pick up a copy – there are many good articles and columns, and you’ll want to read it cover to cover!
After several years of thinking about it, composing new tunes, practicing, planning, raising money, recording, mixing, writing, and thinking about design, the first boxes of my new album The Shortest Day arrived on my doorstep late last Friday afternoon – yee haw!!
So now the next big phase of work begins: sending out the CDs in the rewards packages to my many generous Kickstarter backers, without whom I could not have made this album.
Remember the official release date of June 6 – that’s Saturday, and there will be a joint CD release party at the Mount Airy fiddlers convention in Surry County, NC for The Shortest Day and for my pals Erynn Marshall’s and Carl Jones’ wonderful new CD Sweet Memories…Never Leave. It’ll start at 2:00 PM in the festival campground.
Online pre-orders of The Shortest Day CDs and sales of downloads are now available via the Record Store here on this website, and on my BandCamp page www.kennyjackson.bandcamp.com/album/the-shortest-day. I will start shipping out CD orders after the June 6 release.
I hope to see some of you at our Mount Airy album release party!