Ok, I've got to confess, I'm not a musician. I don't know how to read music or play an instrument, and standing in front of a microphone leaves me in a cold sweat.(I'm actually an interior decorator)I'm not even too crazy about easy listening music.My favorite genre is rock, from Zepplin to Audioslave.But for some reason these six songs developed in my brain,and with the help of three talented people, I was able to bring these songs to fruition.I hummed and sang the melodies and words into a hand recorder,then tried to translate the mood I wanted to express to the people involved. My husband Bill,did rough drafts on our itsy bitsy casio,and brought them to the studio where the genius of man and electronics enabled me to select the instruments I imagined in each song. My husband plays the guitar and bongos in some of the songs.(I played the chimes!)The rest of the music is electronically synthisized,but boy ya gotta love those fake violins. If you listen to only one song,please listen to 'Wrapped in Color'. I do oil painting,and this song is my tribute to this great underrated pastime.It features Atlantic recording artist Bob Harris,who both Les Paul and Guitar Player Magazine call 'the best accoustic guitarist in the world'. His specialty is bluegrass,but he does an outstanding jazz performance on this song. Well,I have no aspirations for becoming a musical icon,all my talents are now focused on art,(six oil paintings are a whole lot cheaper to produce than six songs!)but I am proud of what I was able to achieve with this CD.It took a whole lot of time and hard work,but the satisfaction was well worth the effort.The songs 'Shades of Blue' and 'Shadows' were #1 on the mp3.com pop vocal charts for a few weeks.Needless to say that was quite exciting. If you have read up to this point, I'd like to say thank you for your interest.I hope that you take the time to listen to the songs,and get some enjoyment from them,maybe even purchase the CD:)Thanks Again and God Bless!
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