Rick Cutler

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Transmitting From La Jolla, CA... Greetings. Hope everyone is enjoying what's left of summer. Well, back on the road again. This time just for 1 show here with the San Diego Symphony tonight before heading home tomorrow. There's quite a bit on the schedule for the fall even though I've been remiss in filling out the calendar page here. I'll try to get it up to date soon. After returning home for a couple of days, I head out, this time with the family, to Seattle & the Bumbershoot Festival next weekend. I may have mentioned it before but it's worth repeating that Bumbershoot is an amazing event that takes place every Labor Day weekend. Many, many artists from many fields perform & this year it's celebrating its 40th anniversary. It's one of my favorite things to do in one of my favorite cities...highly recommended. I go from there to some more Liza dates on the east coast & then home. The biggest news is that the new CD is pretty much ready to go. There's no firm release date yet but I'd guess it'd be within the next couple of months. It's titled "First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch" & I'm very happy with it, both inside & out. I'll be doing a radio interview with Scott Raymond on the morning of Oct. 3 to promote it & play some cuts. His show focuses more on New Age & Ambient music but he's very supportive of all independent musicians. The station is WVKR, 91.3FM & it's based in upstate NY. It airs from 9AM-Noon so keep your ears peeled if you're within his bandwidth. For anyone in Japan, I recently found out that a concert I played drums on with pianist Joel Zelnick a number of years ago has just been released on CD there. It's titled "Live At Steinway Piano Gallery" & has some very nice Bill Evans-inspired trio playing. It can be ordered thru www.dustygroove.com. That's about it. There'll be more news in the coming weeks as well as more news on the CD release so stay tuned.