There's Something in a Name...
Certain people memorialized in songs, or place names that are especially meaningful to me are included in my fourth CD, a mix of popular and classic poetry and music. These are recorded live, while I accompany myself using a keyboard that offers lots of musical instruments and orchestral sounds.
Four* of the eleven offerings are set to my own melodies, born from the stunning word-pictures these poets/musicians chose.
Number 7** is my own work, written especially for this latest album. It mentions four tiny villages with wonderful names near our family's English country cottage: Kingsthorne, Little Dewchurch, Wormelow Tump, and Much Birch, our village.
American, a link-up of three American traditional songs, was assembled and recorded in a few angry minutes in response to flag desecration and 'America trashing' and to remember all the men who've died defending this wonderful country, especially in World War Two. God bless them.
The rest*** are old friends. Copyrighted songs used with permission. All arrangements are mine.