There are so many things about which I feel grateful! One of them is the outpouring of support I received last summer when I requested support to publish my first songbook through a Kickstarter Campaign! 176 backers pledged $14,000 so that I could put my music into the hands of anyone wanting to sing or play it!
I am currently hard at work editing the 24 tunes (every original tune from my first 4 albums!) that will appear in the songbook. I'm also writing and editing a series of appendices that will include the tunings for all of my songs (so you can play them EXACTLY as they are played on the albums) a little background to how and why each song was written and a "how to use my tunes" section that will help guide teachers, songleaders, clery and parents to the "right" songs for your needs. I'm delighted to be partnering with Joe Eglash of Eglash Creative (firstname.lastname@example.org) on this project.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Peri Smilow Songbook a reality! It will be published this summer and will be launched at the URJ Biennial Convention in Orlando, FL in November. If you'd like more information as it becomes available please sign up for my email list above!