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Salvage & Drift, Volume 1

Just go with it. After weeks of gnashing of teeth, etc., worrying about finding the “right” title for this compilation of odds and ends, I finally put my boot down, dammit, and decided I’m going to call it what I want to call it. It might not make sense to you, but it does to me. And that feels like enough. Thanks to everyone though, for your kind suggestions and persuasive arguments. The dialogue did do me some good, though maybe not in the ways you imagined.

“Salvage & Drift” will be for sale on my website,, starting Wednesday. Official release date is August 10. Every one of these 100 of the first edition is numbered, signed, and put together by hand. When all 100 are sold, if demand warrants, I’ll release an open edition that’s a little more mass-produced, and a little less labor-intensive. The first edition CDs will be sold in numerical order, as the orders are received via PayPal, through

What’s on Salvage & Drift? Over the last year I’ve been going through boxes and piles of unreleased recordings, putting together a group of tracks that work on their own, and with each other, to illuminate my own creative process (via home recordings and studio demos) or just let you in on a really good time (live tracks).  Volume 1 contains tracks dating from 1994 to 2009. In future volumes I hope to go back farther.  The idea is to let you hear a little more from me, not only in releasing a new studio record more than once every five years, but also in sharing some things that lead to, or beyond, those records.  The “real” new record, Gloryland, may not be officially released until January–this has more to do with the way the music biz works than anything–and along with offering something new before Gloryland comes out, it feels like the right time to release a compilation like this.  To nod at the past as we prepare to move on to what’s ahead. For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting Gloryland, I know, January’s a long way off. I will be offering them via a pre-release sale campaign, starting probably in October. Stay tuned for more details, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

3 Responses to Salvage & Drift, Volume 1

  1. Gwen Surell August 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I sure do want to be one of the first 100 (number one would be good – LOL). Really looking forward to this glimpse “inside the man and his music”. You have so much talent, Kevin. Imagine the possibilities with a little better promo…. You make baking for you & the band worth it!

    Love, Gwen

  2. mark gerking August 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    well…it sounds real good to me! Thanks.

  3. Jill Rogers August 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    I just found the perfect birthday present for my friend, Dave Melson. I will be ordering 2 tomorrow. Good luck!

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