Thursday, November 18, 2010

CD Release Party

This isn't my first CD, but it's the first one I'm having a CD release party for. 

A few months ago, when we were at the final stages of getting all the production stuff done, my friend, Aaron Thomas, who not only plays percussion on my CD, but brilliantly produced half of the songs and worked tirelessly on this project for months, asked me if I was having a CD release party.  I'm not even sure he asked, as much as told me that I was, in fact, having a CD release party.

I hadn't really given it any thought prior to him mentioning it.  To be honest, when I first gave my enthusiastic, "Yes!!" I mainly said it because I felt like I needed to give this CD a good push because of him, and what a great job he had done on everything.

As it turns out, I am so happy I'm doing this for ME.  I don't mean to be an unfair parent to my previous CDs, but I think this new one, "50 Different Ways" is my best, and it's definitely, at least for now, my favorite and it deserves a party.  And for this performance I'm having a whole band.  It makes me completely nervous thinking about it, and I know that's a great thing!

Usually, if I want to change something, like double a chorus, or just go to the wrong part of one of my songs, it really doesn't matter too much.  But since I've got 3 other musicians up there with me, I realize I better play it like they're expecting me to!

I rarely even make a set list.  I just wing it and play it how I want.  But this time, not only do I have a set list- and a well thought-out one at that--- we've rehearsed!!!

I feel such complete gratitude to the people who helped me in the making of the CD, and especially Aaron.  Like I said, he spent endless hours doing all sorts of cool stuff to my songs and definitely bringing things up a notch. A few notches, in fact.

Below is a very short video clip of me lip syncing one of the songs that Aaron produced.  It's called "Flower on the Wall,"  and my husband taped me when I first put the CD in our player the day it arrived via UPS.  I was just giddy with excitement and was dancing around my den being stupid with it- So forgive my indulgence, but I did want you to get to hear a snippet of it, because I'm so proud.  You might want to NOT look at the screen while listening though, as I'm sort of a distraction!  ;)

If you live in the D/FW area, or want to make a trip here, you're invited to my CD party- It's this coming Sunday, November 21st beginning at 1pm at La Grange.  You can get your copy of "50 Different Ways".  If you can't make it, I'll soon have it available on my website. 


19 comments:

carol gourley said...

Kerri, I wish I could come to your party, I'm a little too far away. Maybe another time..... your little snippet of a song is beautiful as is your voice. You are so cute and happy in this video, and you deserve it. It really made me smile to watch you. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Keep us posted when you get your CD on your website.
xocarol
ps looks like we are very fortunate to both have wonderful people in our lives.........

and flowers pick themselves said...

woooooooooo how exciting!!!! congratulations!

xo Alison

Melissa Sarno said...

I wish I could go! Why do you live so far away!? Have fun and congratulations!!!!!!!!!

this free bird said...

Oh my gosh CONGRATS Kerri!!! Wish I lived closer - have a blast and enjoy every second!

xoxo,
Carrie

Jadyn said...

Aw, you look so happy! Love the strutting by the way, I think you should do that at your party! :)
Loved hearing a snippet of your CD too - wish I wasn't all the way in Canada and could make it to your party...enjoy it my dear!

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

Yay! you deserve it Kerri - have fun (and please post about it later:) Xx

lori diane said...

Congrats Kerri-wish I could be there too...it sounds great...I've always wished I could sing, but my kids have let me know that's not in the picture for me...:)

Kate England said...

Congratulations and I hope your party is a huge success!!! Enjoy!!

danielle said...

So happy you are having the party. This is something that NEEDS to be celebrated! Congratulations and enjoy and every minute of it! Thanks for showing the lip sync video. It was totally adorable! xo

Elaine Copeland said...

That is amazing!! Are you sure you were lip sincing? So fun!!! Do more!!

Jo said...

Aww wow... LOVE the video! *big grin* This is soooo amazingly exciting and I'm delighted that you are going to have a proper party to celebrate too. Enjoy!!
Hugs xxx

David said...

You're such a GOOF!

Beth and I are looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

Suzi @ u2rblessed said...

Congratulations, I wish I could be there!!! I still listen to your other CD everyday. Can't wait to buy this one!

Robin Norgren said...

I am so so so HAPPY FOR YOU! You enjoy your party girlfriend-you worked hard and hell yes! You DESERVE IT!

Valerie said...

So cute...I love it! Can't wait to buy the new CD. Hope the launch party went well--wish I could've been there.

bobbi said...

I wish I could come!!! I like your voice so much, I want the new cd.
And again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Gina Lento said...

Congrats Kerri and have fun at your party!

Gwynnie B said...

Sing it loud and sing it proud Rocker Chick Extraordinaire!!!! So happy you're having a party to celebrate! It's so necessary for the soul to honor what you love. I'll be there in spirit on Sunday while playing your CD here that I love :)

Happy Thanksgiving, dahling!!

Malia said...

Congrats Kerri! I am excited for you.... you literally rock!
Malia