A 68-year labour of love has finally been completed.
Ladner musician Ian Estabrooks recently released his debut solo album Living My Dream and is donating partial proceeds to the Ladner Legion of which he is a long-standing member.
The CD features original songs from Ed Molyski, Kootenay Jack and Jess Lee.
Estabrooks said he was certainly hoping for a far different launch than this, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and live music venues, such as the Legion shuttered, he has to release the CD on-line through Facebook and hope for the best.
“I started on and off in the music business since 1965 – that’s when the cover picture of the CD is from and my first gig,” he said. “I’ve helped other guys with their projects and had always thought about doing one myself, but I was a commercial fisherman, so by the time you could get to the music, it was time to go fishing again.
“I retired a few years ago and the fellow who produced it and my kids especially said why don’t you get at it, so we started in earnest last year.”
He said it is mostly country with some country rock and ballads.
“Everything was written by Ed Molyski from Surrey…he has been Juno nominated a couple of times and B.C. Country Music Association Hall of Famer, so just some songs of his that I liked and a couple of others and we put it together,” he said. “I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. It’s good to have a lot of my friends involved.”
Estabrooks has been a member of the Ladner Legion for well over 45 years, so lending a hand is an easy thing to do.
If you are interested in a copy email him at: email@example.com.
The CD is $20 for those in South Delta, and $23 to mail out copies. $5 from each sale will go to help support the Legion.