Official Waterproof CD release is today--October 28, 2014! - October 28, 2014
I've had it in my hands for just a few weeks, but today is the official release date: WATERPROOF is finally here! After a long and winding road, this recording is ready to share with the world. It's up on CDbaby NOW at this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robynlandis2 — and will be on itunes and Amazon within 1-5 days (so I'm told). :) You can also order by sending $17.50 (includes shipping of $2.50) to Paypal at rlandis at drizzle ot com.
Co-produced by John Jennings (producer of many Mary-Chapin Carpenter CDs as well as John Gorka, BeauSoleil and Indigo Girls and many others) and featuring Christine Lavin on harmony for "Knitting," this CD evolved through my writing and experiences over the last few years to be an expansive perspective on the world and life’s journeys. It is meant to be uplifting, activist, spiritual, and personal, and a paean to hope and resilience.
I am so thrilled and grateful to have to ready to share and fly out into the world! It is on its way in batches to my *phenomenal* team of crowdfunding backers (175 people who collectively fronted over $9500! and made this project possible) and to DJs.
Early reviews from listeners and DJs are GREAT. I hope if you get it and like it that you'll write a review at CDBaby and/or itunes. Those really help!
If you missed this on social media, Christine Lavin (who was generously pivotal in helping this production move forward when John unfortunately became ill—he's doing better now!—not only sings harmony on "Knitting" but made the sweetest coolest video for the song! You can watch that here. http://vimeo.com/108254765 Knitters are loving it—and I've already gained a couple of gorgeous handmade scarves in the process, too. ;) Christine and I will be doing a couple shows together in NY in late March/early April too! Yahoo!
I'll be touring more in earnest come 2015 in support of this CD (a few shows on calendar already), while using the relative (heh heh ;) ) downtime of the holiday season here in November and December 2014 to get the CD into full distribution, do promotion and booking, catch up with the house I moved into this summer and then abandoned for two months ;) etc.
I just returned from a great two-month sojourn from late August to late October, which not only involved at least one of nearly every kind of show (outdoor theatre concert, house concert, festival, coffeehouse, bookstore, church and Folk Alliance conference ;) ) but also along the way included volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society, visiting national parks, a precious visit with my parents and brother, hiking, biking, and enjoying precious time with my dearest friends in the Northwest. Not to mention of course approving mixes and masters on the CD, finishing the artwork, getting it out to print, a lot of writing, and lots of other stuff!
I've only been back for a few days, and now a new chapter is beginning with the CD in da house—literally!
Lyrics will be up on this site in a week or two, and I'm planning a new website (FINALLY!) for 2015 as well.
Stay in touch, let me know what you think of the new recording and have a wonderful, healthy, safe, blessed, grateful, conscious and awake holiday season!