Chakchiuma Swamp Project
I am extremely excited to be working as an Artist-in-Residence with 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp on my latest project!
I am currently writing/composing a full-length album of songs based on my trips to Chakchiuma Swamp in Grenada, Mississippi. The swamp is nestled in Lee Tartt Nature Preserve with a biodiversity that is nothing short of spectacular and has an aura that will drive you to keep going back.
Recording for the album is underway and will be mostly completed by June 2022 with an album release set for April 2023.
I recently made a trip to Grenada and Oxford Mississippi the first week of July to record slide guitarist Wendy Jean Garrison who has so graciously agreed to play on several swamp songs. Please click her name to check out her story and songs!
Once the album is complete, proceeds from the sales will go directly to Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp to help fund the upkeep of the swamp boardwalks and trails as well as the implementation of educational programs. Please visit www.friends-of-cs.org for more information on Chakchiuma Swamp and Lee Tartt Nature Preserve.
In the meantime, you can listen to the very first song titled "Chakchiuma Swamp" here as well as demo recordings of a few more swamp songs. To read lyrics for songs that will be included on the album, please click here.