Monday, December 31, 2007

The Year In Music - Red River

Whew! I'm getting this in under the wire!

I thought I would take a moment to take stock of Red River's accomplishments for 2007.

Most importantly, we added two new band members, Dale Boylen and Mike McClelland. Dale is a singer-songwriter from Hawaii, by way of Minneapolis. Mike is a drummer extraordinaire, with loads of experience. Dale and Mike have made Red River better.

2007 started out for Red River with the number one country song on SoundClick, "Ring In The Old". Thanks to my friend Cliff for helping make this song number one.

Surprisingly, since this has been a long dry spell for me, Red River did manage to record some new songs in 2007:

April Days (mine)
The Red Sky (Dave's)
That Girl (Dave's)
Heaven Knows (Dale's)
She'll Never Know - this one will be finished today, December 31! (Dale's)

Okay, only one of those was mine, but how do you know I don't have a bunch of great songs in the pipeline? (Okay, I don't; but I do have a few new songs that are possibly ready to record).

We also re-recorded a couple of our older songs, "Triple Service" and "To Talk To You Today". Thanks to Mike for making "Triple Service" sound SO much better; and thanks to Craig Larson for helping to improve "To Talk To You Today" substantially, and for helping to cover up that microphone stand bump that I did. (Hey, I never claimed to be a professional).

2007 was the year that I started exploring music licensing. Nothing's happened yet, but you never know. Audiosparx used Red River's music in a YouTube video, which was pretty cool!

I also created a new website for the band. I like it a lot better than the old one. You can find us at

I guess that pretty much sums up 2007 for Red River. It was a year that found us kind of trying to decide what direction we wanted to follow.

But the future is the future. One never knows what will happen.

So, here's to 2008 and all the surprises that are in store.

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