Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I wanted to direct your attention to some new recordings that have just been finished.

Through the month of May (and maybe even some of June), the album "Backtracking" will be up for listening, downloading, and pay-what-you-will purchasing.

This is the album:

This was the impetus:

Last month, some friends of mine lost their home and most of their belongings in a house fire. Although they got out of it unharmed and well, they lost lots of personal belongings, including valuable photography equipment. We all know it's just stuff, but regardless, things like that are hard to deal with all around and some things are even harder to replace. They're a young couple and have been staying with family members and regrouping/reassessing life focuses + goals.

This project was put together in hopes to raise at least a little bit of money for the cause of rebuilding and giving them a little bit of encouragement to keep moving.

This compilation features some of Charleston's finest vocalists/songsmiths and people I greatly admire.

The songs are remixed/rearranged versions of material found on "A is for Acoustics" and "E is for Electronics", released in the Winter of 2010. The albums were mostly instrumental and allowed lots of room for further collaboration. So, I wrote some lyrics, asked my very fine and capable
musical friends in town (and some abroad) to help out with the project, and they agreed.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that there's a new album that you can basically download for FREE if you like, but I would love it if you contributed whatever you could to the project. I decided to call it "Backtracking" for many different reasons, but the biggest one was I feel like that's what life is like in times of crisis/tragedy... sort of like rewinding, cutting and pasting.

Many thanks to:

Bill Carson, Daniel McCurry, Jenna Lyles, Lindsay Holler, AnnaMarie, John-Flor Sisante, Ashley Hopkins, Michael Hanf, Noodle, Eden, David Linaburg, and you for taking the time to read this.

Ok. That's it. Have a great Spring.

Mr. Jenkins