I was deeply affected by David Bowie’s passing in early 2016. I recorded Everyone Says ‘Hi’ in February as a tribute. I knew I wanted to do a new project, and a quick one. I did not know it would end up being an album of some of my favorite songs, by artists who have influenced me. This album is my tribute to these great influential artists: David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Bruce Cockburn, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Robbie Robertson, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Neil Young.
With yesterdays sad news, it wasn’t long before I remembered I had once recorded a Princesong. I loved the song Purple Rain at the time, and must have felt like I could do it justice. Whether I did or not is another question. This track was included on the album ‘Inner Dialogues‘, and is one of only a handful of cover songs I’ve ever attempted. And I’m pretty sure it’s the only 5 minute guitar solo I’ve ever recorded. This is currently not for sale or download, but you can stream it below. If you think I should release it….let me know. #?PrinceRIP?
I’m very excited about this track. I got the idea last Friday that I’d like to record a David Bowie song. And here we are a week later and its mastered, shipped and in most online stores. And I think it turned out great. David Bowie made it easy by writing a great song. This is my tribute to him. Everyone Says ‘Hi’.