Just a quick update on the new album - Bella is nearing completion, with 9 songs recorded & 1 more to go! For the album's cover art, I chose a portrait of a little girl praying, by 19th-century Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi. No one except the long-departed artist knows who the girl was or even if she was a real person, but her beautiful (bella) countenance inspired me to record my 7th album since 2014. In my mind, she is Bella.
I'm honored to have such a lovely inspiration for Bella's music. I'll have more to say about the album as we approach release in June, but I hope you'll agree with me that the songs of Bella truly reflect the beauty of the little girl on the cover.