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The new CD, Still the Birds officially took flight May 6! The 11 songs on the record are all co-written with songwriter and dear friend, the great Paul Zollo. The album was recorded at Blue Rock Studio, where amazing things happen.
It was an honor to team up with some of the planet’s most amazingly talented and respected musicians on this venture including: Billy Crockett – producer, Roscoe Beck – bass (Leonard Cohen, The Dixie Chicks, Robben Ford), Eric Darken – percussion (Jimmy Buffet, Carrie Underwood), Daran DeShazo – electric guitar, Grammy-winning accordion and keyboard player, Joel Guzman (Ricki Lee Jones, Tom Waits). Vocalists include: Jonathan Byrd, Carrie Elkin, Matt Nakoa, Betty Soo, and what a treat to have Eliza Gilkyson join me in a duet on “The Meaning Of My Love”.
We kicked off the CD Release Tour on May 7th at the Acoustic Alley series in Morrison, Colorado with the fabulous John Magnie (Subdudes, Three Twins, Young Ancients), and cameo vocalists Lara Ruggles, and Arwin Ek. In Los Angeles, my esteemed cowriter, Paul Zollo, and keyboard virtuoso, Radoslav Lorković, helped me hit it out of the park at the legendary McCabe’s on May 15. Wonderful to see many long time friends and family in the audience including Dan Bern and Dan Navarro in the front row! We wandered up the coast lucking onto elephant seals, sea otters, dolphins, and whales in migration before a magical respite in Big Sur. On the 20th, Rad and I played The Back Room in Berkeley, and I was wonderfully surprised by the attendance of some dear, old friends. We rounded out the California tour with a warm and special evening at Robin Pressman’s House Concert Series in Santa Rosa, complete with double rainbow!
I am proud of this project and love sharing it with the world. So pack up the babies and bring the old ladies and JOIN US for one (or more!) of our upcoming CD RELEASE SHOWS! We are very appreciative of your advance ticket purchase!
With love and gratitude for your continued support,
Purchase the CD here.
$15.00 or mail a check to Darryl Purpose, PO Box 234, Nederland CO 80466