12/12/20: Album & Crowdfunding Update: At the current time, Covid-19 is still running amok though a vaccine is on the horizon. This continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty on the music industry, and life in general. The dismal brutal winter of Michigan is setting in as the days become shorter, darker, and colder. Crowdfunding preparation will resume at the start of the new year with a loose launch date of mid-to-late February, 2021. An ambitious set of goals and rewards is already in the works. This will be the most I have ever asked of the universe. I will absolutely not be able to accomplish this bucket list item without your support. The goal is to release the album on Glass Mastered CDs, and a limited edition run of 100 3xLP vinyl copies of the album. They will be of the utmost quality and contend with any major label release. Be sure to check back here for more information as things unfold.
11/20/20: Premiere of Under the Golden Ceiling Green Room featuring The Fireside Wake. This contains Andy's original performance from Episode 3 in addition to 2 extra performances utilizing electric guitars and backing tracks.
11/13/20: Premiere of Episode 3 of Under the Golden Ceiling featuring The Fireside Wake. One stationary camera and the Reed Recording Co. Mobile Rig captures Andy performing each instrument's part one at a time. Once edited together, it appears as if though Andy has been cloned 3 times to make this performance happen.
8/27/20: Taping of segment at Fireside Wake Studios for The Temple Theatre's Under the Golden Ceiling web series.
6/15/20: Premiere of the 34th Annual Review Magazine Awards. The Fireside Wake takes home Best Album Release Party for the event at Fischer Hall, Best Multi-Instrumentalist, and Most Innovative Artist.
5/30/20: Taping of the 34th Annual Review Magazine Awards. Social distancing was observed. No one involved became infected during the filming of the performances.
3/31/20: Covid-19 has officially derailed the course of humanity. As such, all crowdfunding endeavors for the manufacturing of physical copies of the album have been put on hold.
1/24/20: The Fireside Wake will be featured on Z93 The Rock Station's program Michigan Made. They showcase talent from all around Michigan and play songs that don't drop any f-bombs. Tune your outdated terrestrial radio dial to 93.3 FM on Sunday 1/26/20 at 8:00pm to hear one of the safe-for-work (SFW) Fireside Wake (FSW) songs.
1/23/20: Website facelift.
12/21/19: Album Release Party at Fischer Hall in Frankenmuth, MI. Private Event featured a listening party of the entire album, complementary Taco Bar & Desserts, complementary cocktails, complementary beer provided by Wildly Handsome Brewing Co. featuring a custom crafted Fireside Wake Smokey Porter, Album Art Gallery of the 5 oil paintings commissioned through Hargash Artist Studio, living-room-style listening station with couches & 4 separate headphone feeds for album audio AND soundboard audio, and 2 Live Performances of material from the album: an acoustic set featuring live looping, and an electric set featuring backing tracks from the album and an excessive amount of guitars & equipment.
12/20/19: Digital Album Release Date. Available here or on all major streaming platforms.
10/14/19: Album Release Party announced for December 21, 2019 in Frankenmuth, MI at Fischer Hall.
9/29/19: Digital / Streaming Release Date: Friday 12/20/19.
12/31/18: Album is mastered.
6/1/18: Artwork commissioned.
3/17/18: Launch Official Website.
11/16/17: Finish mixing and sequencing.
6/22/17: Finish Tracking.
3/1/13: Begin Tracking.