It is Sunday night, and part of me still can’t believe that the album taping is officially over as I type these words. From the initial inception of the idea to the closing of the final performance, it has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. I could not have done this alone, and I want to take the time to thank all of you who have been there from day one:
TJ Wharry for doing an amazing hosting jobs on all nights. Kevvy Maher for being the heart and soul of the recordings. Alistair Cook from Havana Theater for the organization. Neil Battle for his smooth pre-show intros. Geoff Tice for his amazing poster and album cover designs. Jon Gagnon, Ari Matti and Tyler Middleton for being on the shows. James Idol and Miguel Perez for shooting and acting in the promo video. My publicist Carolyn Luhning and my manager Jake Hirsch for the promotions. Guy Mcpherson and Sam Tonning from 100.5FM, Jacob from 90.1FM, Janis Cleugh from Tri-City News for the media and press coverage. Susan Thompson, Janelle Wharry, and Gabe for helping out during the performances. Hugh Hutner, Kathleen O’Brien, Tara Halil, Melvin Lal, Damian Johnson, Syd Bosel, Jan Bannister, Jeff Watts, Chad Gaskell, Ian Imrie, Georgina Bradley, John Perez, Aleli Perez, Johnny and the TD Bank crew for bringing their friends and family to cheer me on. The parking meter attendant who didn’t ticket my expired car, and everyone who made it out to the recording. My brother, Henry, and my amazing wife, Allison, for always believing in me.
And of course, none of this would have happened without the wisdom of my mom, Candy and my father, Smiley. I owe the world to them.
Thank you all again, for everything.