You probably spent the holidays visiting loved ones, eating rich food and watching football. But were you also polishing your new album, like Sarah Summers did?
“I was back in Sonoma for two weeks I think, finishing up stuff with the album that Sean and I were working on,” the young artist said recently. Of course she spent time visiting family and friends as well.
The “Sean” is Sean Carscadden, a local producer and arranger who, along with sound engineer Andy Saks, has been working with Summers to cut her debut album, “Lovely Little Things.”
Nearly a year in the making, the album is due out this spring – and Summers is looking to fans to help fund its mixing, mastering and printing, as well as a release concert to be held at Sebastiani Theatre in late March.
“The album has become a full-production storytelling of small-town life and the characters within it,” she writes on Indiegogo.com, a crowd-funding website where the musicians hope to raise enough to bankroll “Lovely Little Things.” Does anyone doubt that the model for that “small-town life and the characters within it” is Sonoma?