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Alan Curtis: “Gracious”

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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

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Alan Curtis: Taking It Light

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Inspirational Song of the Weekend Monday – Sunday, February 15 – 21, 2015   [row] [col type=”6″] Quote on Alan Curtis and his music: “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 […]

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Richie Abanes: There Is A God

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Inspirational Song of the Week Monday – Sunday, November 9 – 15, 2015 [row][col type=”6″] ‟The songs are mostly ballads featuring Abanes’ wonderful and unique tenor over full, rich orchestrations . . . . Abanes’ smooth, light voice soars easily, and the words are carefully crafted to tell each song’s story.” – CBA Marketplace, international/national publication […]

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Mindy Jostyn: She Cried In Front of Strangers

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Inspirational Song of the Week Monday – Sunday, October 19 – 25, 2015 [row] [col type=”6″] “Mindy Jostyn was a mother, a wife, a musician, a masterful musician, a daughter, a sister and a sideman sister extraordinaire. Mindy had your back. Her voice was one which, well, we could say: An Angel wanted a voice […]

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Peter Link: He’s One Of Mine

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Inspirational Song of the Week
Monday – Friday, October 12 – 18, 2015

He’s One of Mine

Performed by
Peter Link

Music and Lyrics
by Peter Link

Thru Me, a compilation of favorite songs written over the last twenty years, was produced, orchestrated and sung by the composer. Taken from both his work in the theater and from his own personal experience, the styles range from theatrical to pop.

Here are some of Peter’s thoughts on “He’s One of Mine” from his blog, Sparks from the Fire:

“I think God’s just got to have a sense of humor. How could He, She, or It never experience laughter? In fact, I think God must actually laugh a lot. Especially at us. … Also I deeply believe that all religions have some connection with the Truth … I’m also obviously not real big on the anthropomorphic God concept. I find myself thinking of God more as an It than a He, although I still work both sides of the philosophical fence. Anyway, I wrote this song in an anthropomorphic mood, thinking of God, the father …” Read more: http://sparksfromthefire.org/2009/04/he%E2%80%99s-one-of-mine/

For complete info on Peter Link, read his wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Link

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“The sheer range of style and excellency of every number demonstrated talents and skills placing Link among our foremost musical craftsmen. By evening’s end any spirit that hasn’t been uplifted should be checked for consciousness.” – Carolyn Rollin Albert, Singles Almanac

“Peter Link has written a score that mixes to beautiful effect country-western strains with a pop sensibility and even soaring melodic lines reminiscent of opera. What listeners will comment on is the richness and effectiveness of the score…” – By Andy Propst, Americantheatreweb.com

On his journey through life, Peter Link, takes us to some colorful stops along the way. His songs and singing style strike chords of sensitivity and emotion for hearers young and old. Moods portrayed so realistically, by Link range from quiet reflection to anxiety, to playfulness and joy. This is a CD that is sure to get a lot of play. — Carol Jay, York, NY

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Rebecca Minor: Faith In Myself

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Inspirational Song of the Week Monday – Friday, March 23 – 27, 2015   [row] [col type=”6″] About Rebecca and her music: Rebecca, an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and pianist, writes pop music from the heart. Her catchy melodies, unpredictable harmonic turns, rich arrangements and deeply honest lyrics will draw you in and strike you to your core.  [/col] […]