Back in the peace and tranquility again of the tiny Tasman township where I reside, from the full on 10 days in Sydney, followed by performing at the Bay of Island Country Rock Festival then down to the New Zealand Gold Guitars to judge .
The last couple of weeks have been an upsetting and emotional time for me, with the sudden passing of the guitarist who played on my album just a few short weeks ago, the wonderful Glen Hannah . . So have been mourning along with the rest of the Australian Country Music Industry but mostly for dear Felicity Urquhart and her two girls Ellie & Tia who now mourn the loss of husband and father in Glen Hannah. As a wife and a mother I find it hard to remotely even imagine what they are going through and it breaks my heart to even think of this . There is a support page that has been put together via Support Act. If you would like to help Felicity and the girls I encourage you to go here and give a little https://supportact.org.au/glen-hannah-appeal/?fbclid=IwAR2r4J2Eabf1xNkUfrlY-CE6Jo6s9cDQtwRxEhEIZwRMk2kF4OrzaIUacP8
I have been finding it very difficult to listen to the tracks, looking over the images and video from the studio recordings. Hearing & Seeing Glen playing so beautifully on my album project and trying to fathom that I will never see him again, or be able to share his beautiful gift he left in these recordings or say thank you one more time. Glen is forever immortalised now in the recording of my 3rd album and of the Asquith Session n.o.3 done at the same time . I am slowly coming to grips with it and picking up and carrying on with the plans ahead. Very hard for the entire team involved to make any sense of the terrible loss. It has felt quite paralysing to get anything done being consumed with waves of grief and just feeling generally stunned..
Having so many crowd funders onboard put me in the position of starting the process. 195 of you from 16 countries at the time of writing this blog . For that I am eternally grateful, however I need more CDs presold and seeing the new funders in the last few days has really cheered me up no end to feel the support love and messages of friends. . So please share the link to the page with friends
I hope more of you who read this will pre-order this album. You can do this here... http://www.alycook.com.au/the-new-cd Everyone who pre orders before I manufacture will have their name included with the album artwork. This cut off date is the 1st of August.. The Booklet is growing, that's ok, as we have lots of wonderful photos of the recording sessions to dot round in between all the amazing names of the people who have helped in the process to fund this project by advance buying the CD or a download. I have no end to my goal but still require more for manufacture, music videos, marketing. So every bit counts. If you have already bought a CD you might buy one as a gift for someone else or if you have a download and want to upgrade to a CD just message me and let me know
I look forward to sharing this new music and special gift with the world x .