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It's just about to be February Album Writing Month time as I write this. 14 songs in 28 days. For the past six years, it's been a snap to do it and I have met all sorts of musician friends near and far every year I join the fray. Last year, the Boston area finally came through with significant participation and I am certain that will be the case again this year. Watch my blog for updates on post-FAWM activity along with my page onsite. The link for my page: http://fawm.org/fawmers/mikegtz.
I have been working on my first full-length album, recording at Rich Kneeland's home studio in Pomfret, Conn. This process has been a real gift to me: first drafts of all songs on the album are done, I am being advised on production by Stephen Martin and Eric "Snake" Gullliksen, the leaders of the Stephen and the Snake Band very shortly coming out with their own album (and Snake is also producing his own solo album with Rich) and I have rich collaboration resources to fill out the sound of the album. 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. I don't have a deadline for the album but it will hopefully be ready by Spring, 2017. Lyrics for the songs will be posted on this webpage.
Some new videos are in the works for this website as well.