The Family Man Bio Hey folks! I am extremely excited about sharing "The Family Man" album with you! Eight of the ten songs are direct experiences I have had in my life, with the music rolling through every emotion you can ponder, as well as giving a deeper insight into the true meanings of life. The two songs not directly related to my life made the album for different reasons. "Livin' in a Life Like Us" depicts the hardships of the American farmer. Growing up in the southwest part of New York State and having lived next door to a couple of farmers myself, I knew first hand how difficult the farmer's survival could be. I picture this song being a centerpiece for the FarmAid campaign, or at least a good old fashion hoedown. "Dedication Line" made the album simply because it was my children's favorite song. Told in the tradition of a country folk-tale, " Dedication Line", tells about a man and wife fleeing from a terrible fight, and how the woman seeks solace in calling a late night radio dedication line, where she tells her sad tale, and dedicates "their song" to her husband who happens to be tuned in to the same station. Listen to the song to see how it comes out! The other songs are personal in nature. "Life Goes On" is about my oldest son graduating from highschool and all the feelings and thoughts swirling through my mind at the time, as well as wondering what my youngest son might be thinking too. I am sure many of you can relate. "Saturday Night", although the title may sound exciting and the music is upbeat, the lyrics convey life in a small wintry town where the best thing you can do is snuggle up to the one you love and "ride the storm out", so to speak. "Without You" is a rollicking country love song very serious in nature and proclaiming how wonderful my wife has been through the years. We have four fantastic children and are fortunate to have two grandchildren as well. I follow that up with a love song that pokes fun at the differences that exist between me and my wife, in "Opposites Attract". It has a great Dixieland feel with clarinet and sax solos featured. "Braedyn Shea" was written for my youngest daughter, when I could still hold her in my arms. She is now a beautiful twenty year old and "Daddy's little girl" is no more-that's what the song is about, and life too. Have you ever been separated from your family for a long period of time? I was a weekend Dad for six months and the frustrations of that experience are cornered in "Some Kind Of Lonely". It has an E-Street Band saxophone sound! My wife's father was killed by a drunk driver while he was policing at the scene of an accident, and "Without Me" allows me to vent all of the emotions surrounding the tragedy, as well as wonder what our true purpose is on earth. Finally, the title cut, "Family Man" is who I am, and I plead to the rest of the world to remember that family is one of the most important fibers that make up the strength of this entire world! Amen! I hope you have found this bio of the Family Man insightful and I look forward to the day where I see empty CD boxes flying out of my home and hear "Family Man" albums being played in your music systems! God Bless Everybody! Brad Ordway.
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