I am deeply grateful to the Kent County Arts Council for a grant I received to support the release of my new forthcoming album,Rattle Them Chains. The Kent County Arts Council and its Executive Director, Leslie Prince Raimond, have a huge impact on the creative life of the Eastern Shore. As residents we benefit from so much live art – musical, visual, performance and otherwise. I just want to extend my thanks to the Arts Council for this recent grant. I am delighted to have included a number of other Eastern Shore performers on this project including: Ford Schumann, Nevin Dawson, Karen Somerville, Lester Barrett, Jr, Jerome McKinney, Mary Ashley, and of course, Bob and Sofia Ortiz. For a small community, many of us are able to lead rich, creative lives, thanks in part to the seeds planted by our local arts council. Thanks for all you do!