I've been busy this winter working on a new cd. The cd will be titled "Leaving the Path", and will build on the theme of fusing different folk traditions from around the world. "Leaving the Path" will be more upbeat and experimental than my first cd, "Rain on Broken Glass", with a lot more percussion and other accompaniment, including some guest appearances from some fine St.Louis musicians. As I was fine tuning the songs for this cd, I was revisiting some of the progressive rock and jazz rock fusion that I listened to in my youth. I was struck by the musicianship and willingness to experiment in this music from the 1970's, something I often find lacking in today's music. It inspired me to make the music on this cd a little more interesting, be willing to experiment, and to be a better musician. I think the result is a recording that is energetic and inventive, and hopefully, an enjoyable listening experience. The hope is for the cd to be released this summer. Stay tuned.