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BACK ON THE BEACH

Back from my summer U.S. NW trip/tour, I’m resuming live performances in Costa Rica this week with a show Tuesday night at La Costa de Papito, in Cocles.  (Muchas gracias to Eddie Ryan for keeping my weekly live shows alive at his beautiful restaurant - even through much of the low season!) Since my return a few weeks ago I've been busy with recording and rehearsal - the fall months are always a good time to catch up on writing, recording, and rehearsal, which have been the focus of my musical activity since returning from Seattle a few weeks ago. Returning to focusing on a solo performance format is my agenda for the coming high tourism season, and I'll have some surprises in store when I introduce the full show in the coming weeks. I'll let you know here and, for those on the mailing list, through an email update when my weekly shows resume at La Costa de Papito, as well as the additional venues I'll be adding to my schedule this winter. 

On the recording end, I returned from Seattle with some beautiful new overdub tracks for the BHAKTI BLUE album, with bass legend Rob Moitoza laying down the groove on all the songs and Brazilian keyboardist and Yellow House Records recording artist Paula Maya playing piano and organ on a couple of the tracks. It has been a great pleasure re-immersing myself in this project again and hearing it evolve to the next phase in its 2 1/2 year development.  Meanwhile, my instrumental album, delayed from release for a few months due to the loss of my old laptop and a few other technical problems, is nearly ready to hit the web - stay tuned for the final word as to when exactly that happens. And my solo singer-songwriter CD is only a little further behind, so please don't give up on me there either. The previews on the music player this month should hopefully give some reassurance that I'm actually making some progress here in spite of the rash of power outages brought on by the exceptionally heavy rainfall in the central part of the country this year.  Fortunately for those of us here on the Caribbean, though, our area has been spared the perpetual downpours and is enjoying a much more comfortable balance of sunshine for the beach and rain for the garden. So if you’re entertaining thoughts of coming down for an October break from your northern routine, don't hesitate - the beaches are more sparsely populated and accommodations are cheaper right now, even though the weather doesn't get much better.  Drop me an email if you're thinking of paying us a visit, and I'll steer you to my friends in the B & B department!  

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