Hello beautiful friends,
I have a new album coming out on August 11, 2023. The album is called The Black Flight. It is a collection of songs about my great uncle, Leslie Hunter Parker, who was a fighter pilot in WWI and was shot down and killed during a dogfight in Belgium in 1917.
The songs are all told from different perspectives (his, his girlfriend, parents, comrades, me). The album is solo, just me and acoustic guitar, recorded live in a single day in New Orleans, LA. This is a document, a raw, warts and all album. The songs are all interwoven. Some tell the same stories from different perspectives. Thoughts and impressions appear in different songs. Musical movements within songs are meant to convey place and situation and feeling.
The songs are ones of daring, braggadocio, fear, longing, lust, memory, action, insouciance, terror, heartbreak, inspiration, and legacy.
The album features a beautiful, if haunting, painting by WWI veteran and artist, Claggett Wilson on the cover as well as an essay about my great uncle on the back of the LP.