By The Wood (Reworks.) The third and final chapter of By The Woods. First, there was the original album, 14 solo piano pieces composed and recorded to give you the feeling that you are sitting on the piano bench with me as I play these songs for you. Each of which reminds me of a certain person or place in my life. Next, there was the Odds&Ends. A short EP comprised of 4 tracks that, for one reason or another, didn't have a home on By The Woods. Maybe they were too short, maybe they not developed enough at the time, maybe a siren started sounding during one of the recordings. They all found a home together on Odds&Ends and serve as a little brother to By The Woods. Now the reworks. The third and final chapter of By The Woods. Each of the original 14 compositions uniquely reimagined by 18 wonderful artists resulting in 16 new tracks. A collaborative effort, a beautiful ending to By The Woods. By The Woods (Reworks) will be released June 14th.
The Odds & Ends of By The Woods. This short EP features 4 tracks that did not quite have a home on By The Woods for one reason or another. Maybe they weren't developed enough at the time, maybe they were too short, maybe a siren started sounding while recording. I am very happy to share them with you now and hope they serve as a nice companion to By The Woods.
By The Woods is my first album. I hope it gives you the feeling that you are sitting on the piano bench next to me as I play these songs for you. These little tunes all remind me of a certain person or place in my life, but they could each mean something completely different for each of you, that is the beauty of music. The title comes from a poem by Robert Frost that I particularly like. All 14 songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by me in my Minneapolis studio. The album was released December 14th by my good friends at Sonder House Music.
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