Welcome to the Starlite
My first full-length studio album in nearly 20 years
Which Way to the Starlite places you firmly in the backseat (on the hump in the way back) for an incredible years-long road trip leading to where we are today. Which Way to the Starlite dives deeply into a type of Americana that I've come to label as 'Motional 'Mericana due to the fact that each song found on this record is perhaps the most personal I've ever gotten within the realm of recorded music.
Recorded over the past two years, Which Way to the Starlite was whittled from over 120 newly-recorded songs. During that recording process, several ideas and musical styles were explored, but when the time came to seriously start the song consideration process, the eleven tracks chosen for this release literally fell into place on their own, during a Wednesday evening listening party over tacos in mid-October of 2021.
There is a thread running through the tracks that would lead some to rightfully place this album in the "concept" bin of their local record stores or even dare to say Starlite is a true sequel to my 1995 release Home. Topics such as love, kindness, personal growth, professional growth, and human well-being (along with one blistering blues track about a car) are all touched on with a bit of humor and grace.
This album has been a long time in the making and I am incredibly proud to be releasing this with the help and expertise of Engineer Extraordinaire and Co-Producer Steve Forney. Steve was there from the very beginning of my music "career" recording, mixing and mastering all of my music from 1989 through 1995 (he was there for Don't Look Back (The EP), Life Alone and Home). We've re-connected and have produced an album that hopefully you'll love as much as we do.
This is my first full-length, vocal-laden (there is one instrumental; Fair Winds) studio album in nearly twenty years and I am extremely proud to be sharing this with you.