Diary


  9/9/15
Please check out the new video my Greek friend Tasos created for "The Light" off of the new CD "Earth Below" on the VIDEO page of this site.
10/8/15
Here are the links for reviews of "Earth Below", "Best of", and "Singularity" by Jon Neudorf of the SEA OF TRANQUITLTY music site:

http://seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=17946

http://seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=17904

http://seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=17901

The review of Earth Below can also be read on this site at the REVIEWS section.
11/18/15

The new album, "Earth Below" is now available as a digital download on CDBaby:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thewintertree2
12/9/15

Above is the new Winter Tree logo created by Chris Dearborn last week.

I'm currently working on 2 new songs that I plan on releasing as singles through CDBaby this coming Spring. I also recorded a short instrumental entitled "Big Brother" that I originally composed in the mid 80s but have finally got around to recording properly. Mark Bond laid down some killer guitar tracks that really add another dimension to it all.

​"Earth Below", our current release, is now available digitally from www.amazon.com 
2/1/16

I am getting near to completeing a new album! I released the first single last week on Cdbaby.

 www.cdbaby.com/cd/thewintertree1

The song is called "Bobby" and is an existential tale of a young man who's seen too many war movies and played too many violent video games. Check it out, I think you'll dig it :-) It also features Neil Taylor on guitars. Neil played lead guitar for Tears For Fears back in the 80s and since then has recorded/toured with Robbie Williams, Chris DeBurgh and numerous others. A singer from LA named Rudiger did all the vocals and Tom DuPree III of Nashville played the drums.

I have several other guests working on songs and will keep you posted.

7/4/16

The new album is one mix away from being completed! This was an exciting venture as I decided to try the Alan Parsons approach and  work with several different vocalist, including Alistair Gordon (lead vocalist on Tony Banks "Bankstatement" solo album). Neil Taylor, formerly of Tears For Fears and now touring with Chris DeBurgh's band, played most of the electric guitar. Lots of enthusiasm was generated from the guests and I think you will hear it when you listen to the album. Also featured on most of the tracks is drummer Tom DuPree III from Nashville. He had a key role in making this all come together, thank you Tom! I'm hoping for a late August/early September release.
12/22/16

After many delays, I'm pleased to announce that the new CD by The Winter Tree, "Mr. Sun", will be released in February, 2017.
A video was created a few days ago by my friend Tasos in Greece of the title track. It received over 1,000 hits on Youtube the first day! It features Alistair Gordon(Tony Banks, "Bankstatement") on vocals and Neil Taylor(Tears For Fears, Chris DeBurgh) on guitars.
You can see it here on this site at the Video page.
Merry Christmas to all of you and your families :-) I'm celebrating my 55th birthday today...
2/3/17

The new album has arrived! It looks and sounds great! See the Song Samples/Store page of this site for ordering info and to hear the title track.
2/11/17

I, in my forgetfulness, forgot to include in the credits the talented people who did the mixing for the new album. It often gets a bit hectic during the process and I will certainly correct this travesty in future editions. Steve Piggot, a true master at his craft, mixed tracks 1-4 and 11. Lennon Bone mixed track 8, and the drummer on this album, Tom DuPree III, mixed track 10.



4/4/17

I finished recording a new ambient/new age instrumental album called "Morning Meditations". It is a follow up to my "Singularity" CD of 2015. All of the six pieces were recorded in one take with no preconceived ideas, just me reacting to the sounds. It was mastered last week by Toby Mountain.
The CD will be available exclusively from this website for free. Yes free. I will have to charge for postage and handling($4 USA, $10 elsewhere). I will keep you posted in the next few weeks on the progress on this release.