Bucket List - Patreon Link
My Dear Patreon Partners,
Well, here you are: the fruits of our joint labor, Bucket List, my 42nd release. And, in a very real way, you have made this possible. I’ve said before that the economics of making a CD no longer make sense, even in the best of times. And these past eighteen months have hardly been “the best of times,” economically. Plus, I found that creating an album with three other musicians, spread out across the country and none of whom are in the same room at the same time, is much more complicated and much more expensive than I imagined. But, with your generous support, we made this happen. Together.
You get this free, as a perk of your support. So please check the “$0” option for payment below. You’re welcome, of course, to slip in something more, but you’ve already donated mightily, so do not feel the need to do so.
I simultaneously recorded the “bones” of a second album, Leap, with another eighteen songs that we’ll be tackling in the next couple of months, release date sometime next spring.
Official release for Bucket List is September 17th, the first day of the Winfield Festival. But, in the meantime, you are the very first people anywhere to be able to hear and own this album. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you feel a sense of responsibility and pride for its new life in the world. I, literally, could not have done it without you.
Thanks again. Now…go download the thing!
This is a web-site-only release and is only available as a downloadable album.
This is a pay-what-you-will album. Knowing that there are many who’ve lost their jobs and their incomes, as well as many who are economically unphased by this current situation, please…help yourself to the music if you cannot afford to buy it, but please be generous if you can. It’s entirely up to you.
You have 2 options for downloading this album.
1) Mp3 files. These are smaller files, more quickly downloaded, and take up less space on your devices. This is what almost all downloads are from everywhere.
2) Wav files. These are larger, full-range audio files, like you would get on a CD. They'll take longer to download and will take up more space. These are rarely offered as download files.
So why are we offering both? Because John works hard to get his albums sounding great and the compression used on mp3 files erases much of the fine tuning. John hates mp3's. Most musicians do. Yeah, we know it's kinda snobbish, but ears are what a musician is paid for, huh?
If you don't want to choose, you can have both. Listen to the mp3's on your mobile devices and burn a CD with the wav files for the total listening experience. With our compliments.
Thanks for your interest, thanks for being careful, and thanks for helping us all get through this with our souls intact.
Sins of the Father