Due to years of requests, my long out of print debut solo album HAPPY TO BE HERE has been given a new life in the digital realm. The recording is once again available for download at cdBaby.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon and all of the usual digital outlets.
The album was recorded and released in 1996, and features fourteen songs, all originals. Joining me on the album were: Iconic Spartanburg musician David Haddox, drums/keys/percussion/backing vocals; Ingeborg Haddox, backing vocals, guitar; Joey Parrish (Silver Travis), bass; Paula Powers, vocals; Chris Corde, saxophone, fiddle; David Windhorst, vocals, guitar; and Mark Burrell (Toy Caldwell Band) Drums.
The cover photo is an award winning image from former Inman Times editor Hilda Morrow, depicting the late Ernest Chapman shaving in his front yard.
Songs include "Stone Houses," "Fairytales," "She's Got a Hold On Me" and "Hannah's Song," written for my then 4-year old (step) daughter, who now has her own tiny little kid. Two of 'em, actually.
In keeping with our efforts to help during the economic weirdness, the album will sell for half the price of comperable downloads. Our previously released hard copy CDs have had prices slashed as well. Check it out!(cdbaby.com)