I've taken a break from working on my next album 13 Women to arrange and produce twelve new songs to add to the Sing Harmonies App--the songs include Seven Bridges Road, Shallow, Sound of Silence, and What a Beautiful Name. They'll be available via in-app purchase mid-summer.
I've been thoroughly enjoying the new releases from Mary Bragg and Scott Ramminger. Mary is a friend who has sung on some of the Sing Harmonies App songs, and Scott is a talented student of mine.
Mary is a top-notch singer whose voice stands out among the many wonderful singers in Nashville, and her new release VIOLETS AS CAMOUFLAGE is filled with beautiful melodies and deep lyrics, as well as excellent Americana-style production.
Scott's new release RISE UP has eight original songs ranging from flat-out blues to jazz standards, all with smart lyrics, soulful vocals, and tasty musicianship from Scott and his band.
Congratulations to my student Ava Preston for winning in two categories in Downbeat Magazine's 2018 Student Music Awards: Vocal Jazz Soloist (Junior High School) and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist (Junior High School). She got a nice write-up in the magazine, too. That's a pretty great achievement when you're only thirteen! Ava is an extraordinary singer, remember her name.
Caroline just signed a publishing deal with Warner-Chappell Music in Nashville. They are interested in her as an artist as well. I know just how hard she worked on her songwriting and singing to make this happen. I suspect you'll be hearing more about her in the future.