Coming Soon, A New Album with 15 newly released, mastered, studio-engineered songs ! 'Alan Ross Haynes: The Early Years' is in process of being mastered and released here and on CD Baby, as well as I-tunes, Amazon.com, and many others! Alan Ross Haynes Spiritual Journeys contains songs performed live with the Clearwater Unity Band from 2000-2006. Catch the excitement of the live performances with extensive instrumentation as well as the captivating beauty of the harmonies! Spiritual Journeys is an up-close and personal sharing of thoughts, emotions, and lessons learned by New Thought Spiritual musician Alan Ross Haynes. It is a mostly live album (9 live, 3 studio) incorporating favorites and new songs, including two cover songs. It is representative of the Country Folk Rockabilly Gospel sound that Alan has developed over the last ten years since focusing on spiritual music. Although he continues to write humorous and serious country folk songs, these songs of affirmation are the heart and soul of his musical message. 'Broken Chains', by Fred Bogert, is the lead song for a reason. It is a song of overcoming, tailor-made for Alan's message and style. 'Step By Step', by Chuck Pyle,is one of the most popular songs Alan has performed live. New original songs include 'Off A Cliff', a message of hope for the desperate and despairing. 'As We Choose' is a prayer for guidance as we make our life decisions. 'This Special Place' is a statement of thanks to the ministry that changed his life. 'In Advance' is a Bible-based statement of gratitude and faith in the future. 'Happy Birthday, Mom' and 'Three Shadows' are studio recordings that have been the most popular of all his songs. This is an album built on love with the help of the music ministry built by Sue Kroupa Riley and Rev. Leddy Hammock. It is alive with energy and purpose. Instrumentation: Alan Ross Haynes: lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass on "In Advance" Sue Kroupa Riley: keyboards, lead backup vocalist, guide and inspiration Mike Riley: mandolin Levi Hammock: lead guitar Bill Alves: bass on "Happy Birthday, Mom" and "Three Shadows" David Bodenhamer: all other bass Gary Denton: drums on "Three Shadows" and "Happy Birthday, Mom" Janet Whedon: all other drums and percussion Bill Brooks: Guitar, background vocals Mary Elliot: background vocals Karen Erickson: background vocals Vicky Alderman: backround vocals Mastered by Mark Dann, New York, NY Much thanks to Russ Hammock and the Unity of Clearwater sound crew. Special thanks to Rev. Leddy Hammock for the inspiration and spiritual guidance to write so many of these songs. "Alan is a truly insightful and gifted singer-songwriter -- his songs make us think and help us to feel the deep spirituality of his message. We love him!"- Rev. Leddy Hammock Alan Ross Haynes: Biography Alan Ross Haynes was born long, long ago on a faraway planet to extraterrestrial bipeds who played a spectrum of sounds on an ancient instrument that caused discs to make music while rotating in a circular motion. Some highlights: . Alan's song 'Disaster on Wheels' was featured on the all-time favorite NPR show, 'Car Talk'. . His song 'Back In Vietnam' was chosen and was released in the compilation "Next Stop Is Vietnam" on the Bear Family Records label. Other artists on the release include Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Country Joe and the Fish, and many others. . 'Faith In You', a high energy New Thought Christian song is heard on the compilation album and found in the song book 'Spirit Is Joy, New Songs for New Thought Worship', published by the Association of Unity Churches. His songs 'In Advance' and 'Prayer First' (Co-written and recorded with the multi-talented Sue K. Riley)are recommended in new Thought resource texts. . Numerous songs written and performed appear in compilations on the Roadshow Records label . His music has been featured on broadcast radio shows from New York to Massachusetts to Oklahoma to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Belarus. He has been featured on innumerable internet radio stations. Alan writes, performs, and records Country Folk, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Folk Rock, and New Thought Christian music. He recorded 3 full- length, mastered, professional CDs; 4 singles; and over 100 demos. He is a composer, performer, recording artist, studio musician, and guitar/ vocal teacher. He performs on guitar, vocals, harmonica, and bass, and is adding banjo and keyboards to his repertoire. Alan began playing the trumpet at age 10, the guitar at age 11; added baritone and tuba, and started singing in church choirs as a young teenager. He took private lessons and performed in state competitions. He began taking music conducting classes and music theory classes in junior high and high school , where he also sang in the concert choir and a madrigal group. Alan wrote his first song at the age of 15, a blues song about excessive tv viewing. A folk rock spiritual followed. He's been writing ever since, including a nationally nominated journalism essay in high school; an internationally published botany/pathology treatise on parasitic vines; and numerous published songs. He formed a folk group at Leto High School that performed in central Florida and on local television programs. He performed with his brother Charlie and in folk rock groups as well as solo in Florida for decades. He also performed from 2000-2006 with the Clearwater Unity Band in FL; in NY 2006-2009 with folk rock and rockabilly groups; and since in NC, where he also leads the music at Unity of Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC.
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