When I last posted about the progress of my forthcoming (5th) album just a few weeks ago, I was gearing up to add a second acoustic guitar part to song # 10. Since then, I recorded that new part on an acoustic baritone guitar, and I am really excited about how it turned out! The main acoustic guitar and the baritone blended in a very magical way. It's the kind of musical interaction that you hope for but aren't always sure you will achieve, so I'm really glad that I made that choice for the second guitar part! After that, I moved pretty quickly through songs 11 and 12, and just today I finished recording song 13 as well! I wasn't hurrying, though. I just achieved what I wanted to, in a relatively short time, while moving forward with it. As of now, all 3 of those songs are “singer-songwriter” arrangements (an acoustic guitar track and a vocal track). I do have additional instruments in mind for them, and for the other songs as well, but I'm going to have other artists join me on these recordings a little later, to play those. There have been many, many times that I've felt ready (and eager) to bring in those other artists and to finish up this release with just the songs that I've recorded so far, but I do have 5 more songs that I want to record before I transition into that next phase of this process. When I've finished with those, I'll have 18 songs ready for the remaining instruments to be added. That's enough for a double album, or two separate album releases, or one album and a bunch of singles! I'm not sure yet, which it might be. But I am really happy to say that I'll be starting song 14 today, and that there will be just 4 more to do after that! Check back here in the days ahead if you're so inclined, and I'll let you how things are coming along with the album and will also bring you up to date with the latest news! As always, I am truly grateful for your interest in my music and for your support. With so much love and gratitude, I wish you all the best.