|Our first peek at the finished product!|
|A double-CD with a 40-page booklet of liner notes|
|Carl Jackson playing banjo with Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys|
|Livin', Lovin', Losin' - Songs of the Louvin Brothers|
The CD that started it all... produced by Carl Jackson
I set to work writing the script, listening to songs, and planning the sequence. Carl also set to work, reviewing everything I sent him, doing a lot of listening on his own, and contacting friends to write songs, play, and sing on the CD. (And yes, Carl wrote new songs especially for the CD.) Carl and his friends generously and graciously donated their immense talent to this project.
And speaking of generous folks, a handful of unsung heroes (The Hutchison Brothers: Herb, Bob, and Tom; Keith and Heather Harned; Joan and Bruce Coffey, Cheryl Amman, Mina Brown, Jimmy O'Donnell, the Riedel Foundation, and the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau) stepped up to the plate and wrote checks to cover the costs of making a CD - everything from studio time to legal fees.
Oh, and then there's the lovely Sally Poole and her excellent staff (I'm talking about you, Sheena Kendrick) who took all the words and images we provided and created a work of art in the design of the CD. Yes, this CD was a team effort - TEAM TWAIN.
And now we are about to unveil this amazing project with a heart full of gratitude and hope...
|14 story segments + 13 songs = 1 life story of Mark Twain|
(Or, you could rewrite this as 2 CDs + 40 pages of liner notes = 1 unique project)
The CD will be released September 21, 2011. In fact, we're so excited, we're having a party on the evening of Sept. 20th! (Tickets are only $25! Call 573-221-9010, ext. 404 to order yours!) Carl will be there along with other special guests, and at Tom and Huck's favorite hour - MIDNIGHT! - we'll begin selling the long awaited CDs! For folks who can't make it to the party, it's easy to pre-order this beautiful, historic project from the Museum's online store. Priced at only $18.95, your holiday shopping could not be easier this year! The CD has something for everyone: history, literature, American roots music, some of your favorite stars, and some brand new stars. And remember, you're not just getting the best road trip CD ever created, you're helping to preserve the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties in Hannibal. Who ever knew that doing a good deed could have such a great payoff?
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