Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, April 24 – 30, 2017
“Gracious” from “Playing the Grace Card”
Music and Lyrics by Alan Curtis
Songwriter and producer Alan Brian Curtis has had a rich career working as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and guitar synthesist. He’s also an avowed beachnik residing on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The natural beauty that abounds in every direction provides a continuous source of inspiration for him. Alan’s immediate plans are to continue learning to love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love neighbor as himself. He is very excited to have an opportunity to bless others through music. From the most remote archipelago on the planet, he is able to broadcast his music to the most remote parts of the planet and everywhere in between. The irony is not lost on him.
“Alan combines Latin and World Beat rhythms offering up an Afro-Cuban- Puerto Rican-Carribean-Brazilian sound. It has the warmth of roots reggae with so much more. The guitar work is exceptional, but he also adds layers with synthesizer that would take a full orchestra to produce. He told me that his approach was ‘to use the available technology to produce as natural and organic sounding finished song as possible.’ My favorite song is ‘Gracious,’ which is an inspiring island gospel tune with a full backup chorus…” – Janie Franz, Music Up Close, Skopemag.com
“Alan professionally and tastefully changes colors from genre to genre. He lends himself to jazz and Latin- jazz but does not shy away from a musical challenge. Alan is a talent to be reckoned with, yet he is an extremely humble musician who seeks to learn and understand music in its entirety.” – Alex Pundyk, Indaba Music Blog
Inspirational Song of the Week
Monday – Saturday, August 15 – 21, 2016
Waves Whisper and Romance In Rio
Instrumentals performed by
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.
“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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