Your Inspirational Song of the Week
January 8 - January 14, 2019
Song for a Bro'
Performed by Peter Link
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
This week we are featuring Song for a Bro’, an upbeat slice of optimism that is sure to put you into a good mood. Peter Link explains the story behind the song:
“I wrote this song about 25 years ago for my brother, Jim, an accountant, who was struggling with some challenges. They say a person changes jobs on the average of every five to seven years. Jim had never been laid off in over 20 years of work, but along came that time for him. It was a first. He had been out of work for several months and out there looking every day to no avail and was feeling panicky and depressed from his tough situation.
“Life in Show Biz is another world. One changes jobs probably many times a year. One is always out there hustling and auditioning and diggin’ up work, so for me it was really no big deal. I understood that being out of work sometimes was just part of the norm.
“However, Jim was really down on himself and struggling, and though an older brother, one day called me and confessed his troubles and asked for help. Wow, my older brother was asking ME for help. Now that was a switch.
“Most of my own problems I have always cured with a song and a prayer, so it seemed only natural to write this song for Jim.
“I wrote it on guitar and recorded it on my CD, Thru Me. It was always one of my favorite songs to play and sing.
“By the way, Jim got a great new job at a much higher salary about a week after I sent him the song. The song always had a happy ending.”
About the Artist
Peter Link is probably best known for his work as a composer/lyricist. His CD, Thru Me, is a compilation of some of his favorite songs that he has written throughout his long and varied career. His Ode To Joy album is a mostly instrumental and personal statement on the joys of life. He has also produced and orchestrated for many of the Watchfire artists: Julia Wade, Mindy Jostyn, Jenny Burton, Tom Tipton, Osceola Davis, and Bobby Stanton, to name a few.
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"Peter Link's score is brave, courageous, and bold with beautiful ballads to boot." -Peter Filichia, Newark Star-Ledger & TheaterMania