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Bobby Stanton: “Harpstrings”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, April 17 – 23, 2017

“Harpstrings” from “Shepherd”

Instrumental performed by Bobby Stanton
Arrangement by Bobby Stanton and Peter Link
Produced by Peter Link

Bobby Stanton is a world class guitarist whose career spans many styles of music. With Watchfire Music he has created one of our most popular Inspirational CDs.

You may have heard him featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion or playing in one of several Broadway musicals. You may have also caught his magical fingers strumming with the likes of Mark O’Connor, James Taylor, Richie Havens, Noel Redding, Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Maureen Mcgovern, Donny Osmond, The Platters, Fabian, Charlie Daniels, only to name a few. In his spare time (what spare time could he possibly have?) he shares his talent and technique as a teacher of guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded the first ever “Ovation” Award.

“I just finished listening to the Shepherd CD by Bobby Stanton. Totally inspiring! Different! Spiritually uplifting! Beautiful orchestrations! Superb sound! What more can I say – I love all the arrangements!” – Marion Miller

“Bob Stanton shows you how the arpeggios of these uncomplicated structures can be “summed” together with each other to create more complex melodic effects, including altered sounds. It’s a great addition to your playing” -Guitar Player Magazine

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Cynth: “Wind Walker”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, March 27 – April 1, 2017

“Wind Walker” from Cynth’s Album, Flute Medicine

Cynth’s “Wind Walker” from the album Flute Medicine
Performed by Cynth
Cynth has traveled the many roads of music, first as a student of the classics, then a devotee of jazz and later the difficult maze of pop artist, to find her true home as a maker of flutes and composer of inspirational music.

Daughter of a jazzman and classically trained, (she studied with the 1st chair flute of the LA Philharmonic) Cynth signed her first recording contract with Warner Bros/Seven Arts at the age of 19, and released an album “The Holy Mackerel” with hall of fame singer/songwriter Paul Williams and award winning producer Richard Perry.

Cynth has been practicing meditation for over thirty years and began making her own bamboo flutes and exploring the powers of what she calls “organic music.” When a close friend was in a coma, Cynth came to the hospital to play her flute. To the amazement of Cynth and the ICU nurses, there was a dramatic improvement in heart rate on the bedside scopes. After this experience of the power of music, Cynth committed herself to bringing a new awareness and approach to healing through music and continues to be a pioneer, researcher, performer and recording artist.

Cynth’s “Wind Walker”
Cynth’s “Wind Walker” from the album Flute Medicine
“I have brought Cynth’s music to the bedside of Hospice patients and have witnessed its effect on them. Her remarkable work touches the emotions, cultivates a peaceful environment and brings a meaningful experience for patients and families in the midst of trying times.” – Lothar Delgado, Bereavement Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Hospice

“Enchantment straight from a healing heart. I played it at a birth recently and her sounds created an incredible atmosphere for Mom and baby!” – Christine Stevens, Health & Wellness Director, REMO INC.

“The way Flute Medicine is produced and played gives it a natural healing vibration. The thing I love about this disc is how the flutes are overdubbed, often to the accompaniment of Tibetan bowls and bells, blowing like a clear breeze through the cathedral of the mind. But it’s heart-centered music as well, especially on “Pyramid” and “Dream Lodge Dancer.” Seven- time Grammy winner Roger Nichols helped out on production and it shows — even on a simple flute solo. The album, especially on headphones, opens up into an adventure in reverberation and resonance — a true tonic for the heart and mind.” – Robert Phoenix, eMusic

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Deborah Offenhauser: “Butterflies”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, March 13 – March 19, 2017 “Butterflies” from Deborah Offenhauser’s CD, Butterflies Instrumental composed and performed by Deborah Offenhauser With three major TV shows having used Deborah’s music, she is wearing her “composer hat” a lot these days. But Deb’s first love is as an artist and performer. Her many […]

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Mark Henderson: “American Plains”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, January 23 – 29, 2017 “American Plains” from Music Performed and Written by Mark Henderson This week’s ISOTW highlights Mark Henderson’s “American Plains” from the “New Beginnings” compilation CD from The WFM Collection. January’s offering features a compilation CD of some of the best of our WFM instrumentalists. Here is […]

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Zack Danziger: A Glorious Day Is Dawning

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, October 10 – 16, 2016 “A Glorious Day Is Dawning” from Performed by Zack Danziger Music by Lowell Mason Arrangement by Zack Danziger  Zack Danziger has been playing music since childhood. His early influences include classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, and hymns. He earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at City […]

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Waves Whisper – Romance in Rio

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Inspirational Song of the Week
Monday – Saturday, August 15 – 21, 2016

Waves Whisper and Romance In Rio
Instrumentals performed by
David Gonzalez
Music by David Gonzalez

From the clear skies of Ipanema, to the romantic nights in Rio de Janeiro, David Gonzalez’ Brazilian Breeze takes you on an interesting and refreshing musical journey. Brazilian Breeze is a combination of instrumental sounds that brings out a feeling of joy through innovative melodies, with influences from Bossa Nova and Samba. This wonderful music project has been inspired by some of the best in the highly recognized Brazilian style of music, among others, the incredible and dearly missed Antonio Carlos Jobim.

David Gonzalez was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. David has been a non-stop working musician for over 31 years, inspired by greats such as Jaco Pastorious, Quincy Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim among others. As a Writer/Producer/Musician, David worked on recording projects ranging from Latin, R&B, Jazz, and Industrial Projects to Jingles, Soundtracks, Voice Overs and Children’s Music.

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“Beautiful compositions! The instrumental project I’ve been waiting for and it’s here to open the door to many other great Instrumental- Latino beauties. ‘Brazilian Breeze’… the name tells everything. It captures the passion, beautiful colors and rhythms of my beautiful Brazil.” – Marco Cortes, Marco Bass Guitars, Inc. Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Simon Clark – Prelude in Bb: Spirit

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Inspirational Song of the Week Monday – Sunday, August 1 – 7, 2016  [row] [col type=”6″] [col type=”6″] “The music is beautiful and relaxing” –Sarah Swan, Scotland “It is absolutely beautiful!” –Bethan Boyd, England “My office was filled with some amazing melodies and the gorgeous tone of the Steinway grand.” –Ed Bentall, England [/col] [col type=”6″] Prelude […]

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Philip Fortenberry: Faith Of Our Fathers

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Inspirational Song of the Week Monday – Sunday, June 27 – July 3, 2016   [row] [col type=”6″] “Phil graces our Church Sanctuary every Sunday morning with his piano playing. He is truly inspirational with his talent and his energy on the keyboards. He truly can move an entire congregation through his spiritual gift of […]

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Bobby Stanton: Ton-y-Botel Suite

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Inspirational Song of the Weekend Monday – Sunday, May 2 – 8, 2016 [row] [col type=”6″] [col type=”6″] “Bob Stanton shows you how the arpeggios of these uncomplicated structures can be ‘summed’ together with each other to create more complex melodic effects, including altered sounds. It’s a great addition to your playing”  –Guitar Player Magazine “I just […]