|Don, Karen and my hubby, Mike trying hard to like photo shoots.|
When we started dating he was just home from recording a new album in New York. Several months after we started dating and falling in love he was off on a cross country tour while I was a college senior trying not to cry my eyes out every night. You should read the letters I wrote to him.....SAPPY! So, we got married and then he left to record another album. I have a special fondness for Glow. It was the album that happened while we were dating, got married and through till Nathan was born. So much of our early life together.
I start to forget that not everyone has multiple guitars and a giant amplifier in their living room. That most people do not decorate their dining rooms around a double bass. That when cleaning out the basement, most wives don't have to ask their husband if he plans on using the giant, metal, foam-filled guitar flight case in the future or can we get rid of it? It is just such a part of life.
Mike doesn't tour the country anymore (although I think he'd probably like to do it one more time). He'll be the first to tell you how unglamorous it is. He'll be the last to tell you that the band has been on the David Letterman show and NPR. He's the most un-rock star like person you'll ever meet. I couldn't have married him otherwise. So, maybe he isn't quite the rock superstar I make him out to be, but I love the music and think everyone should, too.
Here's the new record, My Room in the Trees. Mike is the bass player. He likes to stay in the background. Karen and Don are great friends and write terrific music. You couldn't meet more lovely people if you went out searching. That shows in the music. Click here for a free mp3 download of one of the new songs. Click here for the official web site. Now, go out and buy the CD. You'll be happy you did.