Greetings from the North Shore of Kauai 21 degrees North by 159 degrees West.
Lots of good news happening here at the home of all things Black Bamboo. First off we are neck deep in the production of two new AT studio recordings. CD#6 is a new vocal album with 5 songs in production. CD# 7 is our first all-instrumental record with 8 songs in production. Look for releases sometime in 2017.
Long-time buddy and AT champion Stephen Barncard was recently on Kauai where we filmed seven music videos, all from the new albums in progress. Some of these videos will be used as teasers for our 2017 Kickstarter campaign to raise money for said records. Check back for updates.
Digging back in the archives we found a rare gem of a live performance at Casanovas on Maui in 2008. The show the first stop on the AT ‘Making Up For Lost Time’ CD world tour, and was a fundraiser for Maui community radio station Mana’o radio 91.7. The recoding features scorching performances on vocals and nylon string electric guitar by AT, and longtime music partner Bryan Kessler on acoustic guitar. As a result of this serendipitous discovery Stephen Barncard is now mixing the first Allan Thomas live album. The record will feature12 songs with the working title Allan Thomas and Bryan Kessler Live at Casanovas. For now we plan on releasing it as a download only on the great Bandcamp website. Stay tuned for release date.
Back in February Black Bamboo Studios had the pleasure of recording voice overs with ex-vollyball star and model Gabby Reece for her hosting duties on the NBC TV special ‘Strong’.
AT has been performing regularly at the Happy Talk Lounge in Princeville, Kauai at the Hanalei Bay Resort. Check the Gig link for updates.