Your Inspirational Song of the Week
June 18 - June 24, 2019
Performed by Peter Link
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
With summer just around the corner, what better way to usher in the new season than with Whitebird, a song saturated with the sun, beaches, and birds. From Peter Link’s album Remnants, this is one of twelve songs revived from Peter’s archive of a lifetime of musical musings: some forgotten gems, a few interesting unfinished scraps and musings that were worth development, and a few favorites that simply got lost in the shuffle of life and never really made it to recorded completion. Here is the story of this song’s creation from Peter:
“Back in my late 20s/early 30s I bought a house on the beach of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. I spent about 10 years getting down there as often as possible. While there, I would work on the various projects that I was developing for the NY theater world.
“When one lives with the sea, birds and the ocean roar an’ de fishes an’ de wind tru’ de banyan trees long enough, one hears de world differently. And when one sits on de beach wid de sun goin’ down wid one’s guitar and composes, out comes, most naturally, music dat sounds calypso or even reggae. De music reflect de life aroun’ you.
“This song, Whitebird, was just one of those moments – written on the beach in Antigua.”
About the Artist
Peter Link is probably best known for his work as a composer/lyricist. 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.
Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!
"Peter Link's score is brave, courageous, and bold with beautiful ballads to boot." -Peter Filichia, Newark Star-Ledger & TheaterMania