I just ordered Mike Stern's new CD Big Neighborhood at Concord Music Group. I didn't even know he would have his new CD out in August this year. And that's from a big Mike Stern fan... Ah well, at least I did the decent thing and buy his CD instead of downloading it for free. The sample sound clips are promising a lot.
Why did I order the CD online instead of supporting my local record store? It's all about margin. The margin on CD's in the Netherlands is very high. So high that for me as an ordinary customer it's cheaper to buy the CD in the USA and having it shipped here instead of buying locally. Sad but true.
BTW, check out the wear on the neck of his Yamaha guitar!
Photo by Clay Patrick McBride