I think it’s only been about 7 years, or so, that I’ve been talking about doing a new album (and only 19 years since my last one…)
But the wait is almost over.
April 26th, Griff Hamlin & The Single Barrel Blues Band will be releasing our first CD called, I’ll Drink To That (barring any strange, unforseen circumstances…)
And you all, the Blues Guitar Unleashed family around the world, have had a huge impact on this process. It’s been your support, and occasional prodding, that pushed me to finally put other things aside and finish the songs and record the album and all the other stuff that goes along with it.
Here’s where I think we can have some fun with this…
Like I said, the album should be available pretty much everywhere on April 26th, and I think it would super fun to all descend on iTunes, or Google Play, or whatever, and push this album to the top of the blues charts immediately.
Because everyone “in the biz” would be looking around going, “who is this guy?” And I LOVE stuff like that!
As you’ve probably figured out, I don’t have a record label, a management team, publicist, or any of those people. I am “person,” I do not have “people,” so to pull off something like that, simply because of the goodwill in the blues guitar community would just be truly awe-inspiring to me.
So when the time comes, I’ll let you know, but for now I wanted to share a bit with you. We had a friend of ours come in and take a bunch of great photos during the recording process, and Laura (my wife, and the baritone saxophone in the band) put together this video of those photos to one of the new songs called, “Almost Level With The Ground.”
I really hope you enjoy this song and are just as proud to be a part of it as I am.