Hi everyone, this is copied from the Monarch Trail website www.monarchtrail.com
December 31st, 2016
For our year end post, I’m happy to report that the album is 99 percent finished, so the release date has been moved to February 2017. I really wanted to get it done for 2016, but final mix, mastering and artwork decisions took some extra time.
It’s been a difficult year for many of us; So many amazing people such as musicians, authors, actors and actresses among others, have passed away this year. Personally, the loss of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake weighs the heaviest on me, but there are many I strongly feel the loss of this year.
In other news, one of our three excellent Monarch Trail guitarists, Kelly Kereliuk, is heavily featured on Art Griffin’s Soundchaser project. Then there’s the incredible Steve Negus on drums, Victoria Yey on violin and Art Griffin on keys/bass/guitars. I’m very happy to have a small additional role on it, playing a couple of keyboard solos. It’s a fantastic instrumental fusion/prog album and even Roger Dean himself has done the album cover! Please check it out!
Here’s a photo I took today in the woods of the the “Art Griffin’s Soundchaser” CD in a tree 🙂
All the best for 2017!