Happy New Year!  2015 has gotten off to a very exciting start for me.  Less than a week into the new year I have several projects that I’m working on.  Here are a few things to look forward to in the first half of the new year:

I’m not one for “resolutions”, but I’ve decided my major goal for 2015 is to prioritize my artistic career as a songwriter and performer.  My long-awaited acoustic EP “Where The New World Begins”, recorded at Marizza Studio outside of Bologna, Italy last summer, is almost through the mixing phase and should be off to master and print in the next few weeks!  It contains 8 original studio tunes and one live, solo-acoustic instrumental piece.  I will begin work on my first full-length electric album as soon as WTNWB is released.  More info to come!

As a producer I have several projects in the works.  I’m very proud to be producing Heath Bartley’s new album, which is also in the mixing phase as we speak.  Heath and I have put the better part of 2 years into what I believe is an epic work.  Heath’s incomparable guitar-work and mature, evolved, unique songwriting offer a breath of fresh air for fans of rock music and great guitar playing.  I was privileged to arrange, play acoustic guitar, bass and piano, and sing background vocals.  My next two projects are to produce the newest Kenny Weiland album and assist in the production of the upcoming BestOff album in Verona, Italy.

This week I’ve also begun composing the soundtrack to the 3-episode pilot of a new series, writing lyrics for the new Zak Hinegk album, and teaching a community guitar class at New England College‘s Concord campus.  Tickets are already purchased and I’m organizing my next 3 week stint in Italy this April.  I will teach classes, clinics and workshops, and perform my original music at various concerts with an array of amazing musicians.  At those events I will be showcasing one of my LEGG guitars, and furthering my partnership with the exceptional Italian luthier Giuseppe Gobbi.  I am planning events, booking for local venues, finishing up my first instructional book on open chords, and even partnering with a doctor of physical therapy to create a new type of music therapy workshop which combines my teaching concepts with his knowledge of movement and the healing arts.  Oh, and I already have over 160 live music events on my calendar for 2015.  This is going to be a great year!

I wish everyone love and energy, and to hit the new year running.  I look forward to hearing from you and continuing this amazing journey of life and music that I am on.  -Brad