The 'It could happen' Cd release was a success. I had a lot of fun and it sounded like you all did too.
What did the project as a whole take? A lot of patience, perseverance, a bottle or two of craft brewed beer, humility to ask for help, a lot of hours and a lot of people who pitched in.
Here are some of the people who helped out:
Bethea Penny helped interpret my bantering and created the fantastic artwork and design for the album. Check out her work at http://www.baetli.com/ .
Alias Powell Engineered, mixed, mastered and helped me produce the album. He is also in a new soul band called "The Cantrelles".
Erin Dwyer, Amanda Paterson and Bruce Hurn trudged through chart mistakes and played on both the album and the CD release.
I had Damian Graham play drums and percussion on the album and Kelby Macnayr play for the CD release. Both are fantastic drummers.
Ross Macdonald played bass on the album and Rob Johnson played for the Cd release. Both are great bassists.
Kathy Stacy played Cello on "The First Waltz". I work with her in a group called "Ten Strings and a Bow". She teaches piano and cello through Christ Church Cathedral School in downtown Victoria.
Brian Mackay created the posters from the show. Check out his site: http://www.thenumbered.co/ .
Also, I should definitely acknowledge the support of my parents, brothers and friends far and wide.
What did I learn?
-Communicate a lot because assuming makes an.... you know the saying .
-Triple check your charts, and especially your sharps and flats when you are transposing
-Making an album takes A LOT of time, so plan to take more time than you think you need, if possible.
-Its not easy to break into the music business. Be prepared for the long haul.
In the words of Bon Scott of ACDC:
"Its a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll."
The advice that I got from someone I respect after the show was this: just keep repeating the process... so once again, I'll keep dreaming... and maybe, just maybe... it'll happen to me.