Don Lewis Band Releases 5 New Songs (Shine)
We are very excited about our new 5-song CD, Shine, which is scheduled for release on December 20, 2012. The project was a rewarding, unique experience: Shane, Troy, and Mark, as always, were musically inspirational; Frank’s production insights were invaluable; and Jason came through with his artwork-magic once again. Shine will be available at CD Baby (below), iTunes, and other music sites.
The story of the Walk My Way
(The Lost Woodstock Recording)
Back when we (Dennis Cotton - drums, Keith Meyer – bass, Kevin Slover – guitars, and Kit Potter-backing vocals) entered Nevessa Studio to record what was to become the 1996 release, Miles to Go album, we looked forward to recording new material, as well as an all new version of Walk My Way at such a great studio. We were also looking forward to working with award winning engineer David Cook and producer John Regan. (Read the full story below.)
Recording the new version, “Walk My Way”
Led by Kevin’s incredible guitar work, that featured his stellar harmony solos, which were built upon the rock-solid percussion and bass tracks laid down by Dennis and Keith, and made to soar with Kit's backing vocals, was an exciting and wonderfully fulfilling experience.
However, because the original version was still getting airplay, the new version was not included on Miles to Go. In fact, for all these years I believed the final mix of the new Walk My Way ’96 was lost.
Then, last summer, by chance, while I was preparing some new material, I called Chris Anderson, the owner of Nevessa, and found out that Walk My Way ‘96 had been sitting in his studio archives since 1996. I almost dropped the phone when he said, “Let me see…, Yep, I have it right here.”
Right then I knew what I had to do:
Make it available for people to download and DONATE ALL PROCEEDS TO St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To get the donations started, my wife and I are donating $100 dollars.
Why? Like many people, cancer has touched my life, my family, and the lives of many of my friends. And, as a father of a six-year old, I feel compelled to try to make a difference in the lives of those whose innocence and optimism keep us believing in miracles. As you know, every contribution gets us closer to a cure.
You can download “Walk My Way (The Lost Woodstock Recording)” at iTunes, cdbaby.com, and others.
As always thanks to everyone who has kept us inspired over the years.