It may not look like it from the frequency of my posts, but I actually stay pretty busy doing music stuff. I play frequently at church, and play classic oldies about once a month with a local band. But I’m also a husband and a father with a pretty demanding day job, which I guess makes me a pretty typical unknown gigging musician.:-) That’s why there aren’t any new recordings or written music at bobbucymusic.com.
Although there isn’t any new music on the site right now, I continue to get good responses from the EP that I released last October. It remains very low distribution, and I am solidly in the ~94% of projects released every year that sell less than 1,000 copies. However, the roughly 150 that have been sold have impacted friends, acquaintances, and many other folks at my local church. It is humbling when people tell me stories of how they listened to the music in the car, on the treadmill, etc., and especially when they tell me about friends who don’t normally attend church or listen to Christian music but enjoy the EP anyway. And an additional message from many of these people is that they wish that there was more than 5 songs.
As I understand it in my limited knowledge of the music business, the purpose of an EP is to introduce an upcoming album. That being said, there are many artists who release an EP but never maintain the momentum to follow it up with a full length album. I have a limited amount of discretionary time in my life, and coming up with at least 5 more good pieces to turn this project into a full length album is a daunting task. But the message from my friends and acquaintances is clear, so I will do everything in my power to make it happen.
I appreciate the encouragement and support that I have received from my friends about this project. I am especially gratified when other musicians take notice of my work and follow me on social media. We’ll see if I can find the time soon to start cranking out some more music.