It’s a Free Country!
I’m really excited to announce that It’s a Free Country, my trumpet and bass duo album with Joel Kerr is finally finished, and will be out soon. I’m really excited and proud of this album, which we’ve been putting together for over a year. We were extremely lucky that late in the process legendary pal, and awesome artist Dave Cooper came on board to do the cover art. Have a look below! Huge thanks to Matt Ouimet for the mixing and mastering, to Jamie Breiwick for designing the back cover, and Healey Music for putting it all together for us.
Pre-order the album today!
The album is now available for pre-order here. You can buy a CDs and posters. A CD is $20, and the poster is $10 (down from $15), both for $30. (*Read below for more details about pricing) Buy now and you’ll get to download an advance digital copy of Crazy, our rendition of the famous Willie Nelson tune. When the album comes out on June 10th, you’ll get the full download, and about a week later, your stuff will be in the mail.
It’s A Free Country / Bean Trio Tour
In other great news, the Bean Trio and It’s a Free Country duo are going on an album release tour
June 11th – Foobar – Quebec City
June 13th – Resonance – Montreal
June 14th – TBA (It’s 100% booked, but we don’t know the venue) – Kingston
June 15th – The Tranzac – Toronto
June 16th – IMOO – Ottawa
*Pricing: a call for support
$20 for a CD (with download), $10 for a poster, AND $20 if you just want to download it. Are you crazy?
Nope! I’m not crazy at all. Everything about this project is super special, from the music, to the artwork, to the great collaborations that have made this thing happen. The music is super special — old country ballads, folk tunes, originals and even a huge choir on the last track.
Look at that cover – we don’t want people to just have a digital copy of this album. This is the kind of artwork that people cherish in their record collections. Consider it!
The artwork is special. Dave Cooper. Go google his name! Go look at his work and read what he has done. For real. Then buy his books. Google Jamie Breiwick, and listen to his amazing CDs, look at his design work, buy his CDs. Matt Ouimet is super amazing too. Holy moly.
Finally, think of it this way. The MANUFACTURING costs of 300 of these CDs was a little over $1000. If 50 people buy a copy, then we stand a chance at not losing money on this project. I implore you, buy this CD. It’s amazing and you won’t regret it. This project is a labour of love, and we are asking you to support it. We need your support. Buy copies for everyone you know. There is something so amazing, humorous and nostalgic about this album. You’ll never be able to turn it off. You’ll never be able to stop looking at it.