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A Shelter-in-Place Update


I hope you are all doing well.

Here are a few things that are going on, as we try to make our way through this uncertain and uneasy time.

Chicago area singer/songwriter Dave Rudolf is releasing two new CDs. Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts is doing the distribution to select FOLK DJ Reporting Stations. As The Town Turns to Dust is Dave Rudolf’s 38th album and was completed in February 2020, just as the pandemic shut everything down. This is his primary acoustic album. Dave decided to forge ahead and write another album; of the 15 tunes on The Ebb & Flow, he wrote 12 of them in a three-week (shelter-in-place) period. The songs reflect our current situation.

Mark Dvorak is doing several virtual Zoom concerts, fundraising events organized by Music and Potlucks. Recently he did a streaming performance for Rich Warren’s Folkstage on WFMT.

Even in shelter-in-place and live music isolation, Michael Johnathon keeps busy expanding his own art and music. He has spent the past few months painting canvases. His art is a reflection of his artistic hero Vincent van Gogh. Michael is also in the studio working on his next recording, The Painter, and his fifth book is planned to be released in 2021.

As mention in my January 2020 blog, I have been updating several manuscripts in hopes of finally publishing the books. The Interview has been in editing by Abby Lane, who has a keen eye and sense for detail and dialogue. I am looking at a December publishing and a January 2021 release.

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Be well and stay safe,