I just wanted to let everyone know that a thing has come up – fortunately not a life-threatening thing – that caused me to put work on the new album, Outlaws and Bystanders, on the back burner for several weeks. It was due to be released on March 12th, 2013. The new release date is July 30th, 2013.
If you are interested in some details of what kind of medical issue I’m having, you can read about it at a website I started to give out tips to other people dealing with the same thing, since I found there wasn’t a lot of practical information about it when I was looking. The site is http://livingwithacatheter.com/. And more specifically, see this page: What Is A Suprapubic Catheter?
It is possible that I’ll have one of these in for a year or so, which makes me luckier than folks who will have to live like this for the rest of their lives.
But I thought folks might be interested in knowing what all the delay was about.
I’ll be back to recording this week though!
Hi everyone! I am in the studio madly recording and producing the new album, called Outlaws and Bystanders, which will be out in early March of 2013 [well, that didn't happen. See this post - http://www.kentheriot.com/blog/delay-in-album-release-due-to-medical-stuff - for the reason. It's a pretty good one;)]. Like the last album, Human History, this one will be filled with songs about historical characters from history (and in some cases, from legend) who were either declared or outlaws by those in power, or are viewed by history as such; as well as songs about those who were sidekicks or otherwise on the sidelines of great events.
There will, of course, be a Robin Hood song. Some others include Soldier of God about a warrior priest in the service of El Cid (bystander), The Ride of El Cid about The Cid himself (declared an outlaw), Utopia about Sir Thomas More (outlaw – weird to think so huh? But he was executed for treason), and The Dogs of War about Mark Antony of Julius Caesar fame (a little of both outlaw and bystander).
Some other characters appearing on the album will be Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III Dracul or Vlad The Impaler (The Dragon), Sir Bewyr from Arthurian legend (Morte D’Arthur, co-written with Jonna Bernstein), William Tell, Johnny Faa, and Joan of Arc.
The album will be officially released at the SCA event, Gulf Wars, some time during the week of March 11th through the 15th. There will be a CD release concert at The Green Dragon Tavern. The specific date and time have not been finalized. Watch this space for updates.