August 2014 update

OK, I’m a little late, writing this on August 28th but at least I’m here! Things have been so busy with the promo of the Monarch Trail album “Skye” and working on new material for the band that a lot of the “Ken Baird” stuff has been put on hold, but it’s certainly been on…


July 1st 2014 update

Hello everyone, and to locals, Happy Canada Day! I’ve been busy with initial promotion of the Monarch Trail band project www.monarchtrail.com and working on writing for the next Monarch Trail album, but I said I’m still going to update this site and I meant it, even if I missed doing a June update (sorry about…


May 1st update

It’s been a busy few weeks since we took the CD’s home from the factory and started getting things moving. Yes, I can now announce the band is called “Monarch Trail”! Our first album is called “Skye”, and the website, although still a work in progress, is getting better and more complete all the time….


April 2014 update

One might notice that I missed doing a March update entirely! We were busy with yet more final decisions but I can now say that the record is at the factory and it sounds really good! So, it won’t be too long now although much has to be set in place in the next few…


February Update

The album cover, inside cover and liner notes have been sent into the factory today and we’re almost at the final mix and mastering for the CD. We’re almost there, but I think the release date is probably in March now. Reading back to my earlier posts of the last few months, it’s a bit…


January 2014 Update

Here’s wishing everyone a happy 2014! I should have the CDs by the end of the month or first weeks in February so things are more or less going according to schedule (the one I kept adjusting…) More news soon, it’s sounding good! Ken.    


December 2013 Update, part 2

Happy Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Festivus and everything else! I’m adding a few more keyboard parts here and there to the mix, but the rest of the mix/mastering is essentially ready to go and I still feel very hopeful about finally getting this to CD in January. Should be good!


December Update

I’m listening back to final mixes of the album and making small changes in the mastering this week. Just about ready to get this to the factory for the CDs—the album cover/graphics are also pretty much ready to go, so I think the January release is on schedule. Thanks to Steve Cochrane for all the…


Update, November 2013

It’s funny how one notices so many things about a project when it’s almost done. I’ve been doing all kinds of minor and sometimes major changes to the album. All I can say is it sounds better this way and I don’t think I’m over-producing it at all. I can set a release date as…


Update, October 2013

Lots of last minute changes in September, but I’m glad to say the album is finally getting there and sounding great! I expect mastering to take place in the middle of this month, meanwhile the album cover/inside sleeve art is being put together although it’s really just a question of what font to use at…