We are working against the grain still to try and achieve what you all helped us start. We are still in the process of recording and will be for a little while longer. Here’s why:
I am battling against a developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists. It all started around August 20th – after a week of six gigs, recording sessions and rehearsals I awoke to find my hands asleep and would not wake up.
In the last month and a half I have cancelled all but one gig and have stopped playing to let my hands rest. I have been laying low and seeking all possible treatments and therapies available to me. My hands are feeling better and I have agreed to playing a few shows in October to test the waters and see how well my hands have healed up.
What that means is that while we haven’t stopped production on the album we are lagging because much of the work that needs to be done awaits final guitar tracks before moving forward.
We’re like the band that almost could! Between Hilary’s voice issues and my hand issues we are a crippled bunch!
But never fear, we will overcome and deliver (eventually) a CD that was worth the wait! We are going to channel all of our emotions into this recording and we will be able to produce something we are all very proud of.
We made our Kickstarter goal! We are so grateful to all of our backers. Thank you all soooo much!
Hilary is going to a ‘Vocologist’ and this professional is getting Hilary’s voice back on track. She should be ready to perform in another month or so! We are all very excited that she is on track to get healed up!
We have been ensuring that our new disc is done right. The wait will be worth it. Sometime late this year it will be ready for you!
I am writing to inform you of a recent development that will effect The Tipsy Gypsies, and our upcoming performances.
I have been noticing something a bit odd when I sing, a feeling of discomfort that I initially attributed to allergies, but decided to have it assessed by a professional.
Unfortunately this professional informed me that I have the beginning stages of “nodules” on my vocal chords, and that in order for them to go away, I have to refrain from singing
or even talking too much for a while, and drink lots of tea (which I do already). I am to see her for a re-assessment in two months time. The good news: I caught this early and it can be treated without surgical intervention! The bad news: Upcoming Tipsy Gypsy performances will be canceled or delayed, as will our new album.
Despite this bad news, we are still extremely excited for our upcoming album, and I assure you it WILL happen. It just may take a bit longer than planned.
So before you retract your generous donations from our kick-starter extravaganza, just think of how exciting the anticipation of having to wait just a liiiiittle bit longer will be,
and then make another donation.
We truly appreciate your ongoing support and patience through our sabbatical and I promise you we will come back stronger and awesomer than ever.
I will be sure to keep you posted as we get closer to lift off with our recording project, and feel free to email me with comments, concerns or questions you may have.