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My new single from the album is out on CD Baby, "life Is Beautiful/Bicycles to Somalia" and will also be available for general distribution. Featuring beautiful and remarkable percussion by Jahnu Jnana, this song is unlike anything I have done before. Go to Music Samples to hear it!

I have been working on my first full-length album, recording at Rich Kneeland's (Knewts) home studio in Pomfret, Conn. This process has been a real gift to me. My lead producer is Eric "Snake" Gulliksen, the legendary bassist  from the original Orpheus band who is also recording an album of his own at Knewts' studio.  Others helping me out with production are Stephen Martin, who was also a member of the original Orpheus band and who along with Snake fronts the Stephen and the Snake band. Yes, they are also coming out with their own album in the near future. John "Woody" Witti has also been sitting in on production sessions. lending his years of musical experience to my project.

I also have rich collaboration resources contributing to the sound of the album, including Tom Hyer (piano/synth), Raianne Richards (clarinet), Colette O'Connor (vocals and co-producer of the Neponset River song), Edward De Ford (vocals and ukelele), Jhana Jnunu (percussion), Rick Quimby (banjo) and PJ Rogue (vocals). Stephen Martin plays blues harp/harmonica on three tracks and Snake plays bass guitar on all but one song. Chris Glanville and David Stimson contribute as well playing flute.

My niece Ashley Mauzy has designed the album cover and the album title will be "Firefly in a Jar of Emotion." This is her cover design:

 

 

Ashley is a graphics design major and competitive swimmer for the Liberty University swim team in Lynchburg, VA. I am very proud to feature her work on my album. Lyrics for the songs are now posted on this website under Firefly In a Jar of Emotion. The album will be completed this August, 2017.

To contact me and request an advance copy of the album if you wish:

Mikegtz22@aol.com or text at 508-415-5096.

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