Archive for July 2006

Uncle Jim "Funky As A Diaper"

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(Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.)

Funky As a Diaper is a collection of twelve original humorous and joyful children's tunes written and performed by Jim Mayer (voted Best New XM Kids Artist).

It's engineered by two-time Grammy award winner and Hall of Fame Engineer, Alan Shulman, with guest performers such as Grammy award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, former Arrested Development singer Nadirah Shakoor and Larry Byram of Steppenwolf fame.

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music

Mary Gauthier "Mercy Now"

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(Running Time: 20 min. 51 sec.)

Mary Gauthier's Mercy Now scored #12 on Harp's 50 Greatest Albums of 2005, #3 on NY Daily News' Best Albums of 2005, and made the Chicago Sun-Times' Top 2005 Albums List.

“Gauthier continues to write provocative songs that have a weary wise edge that's perfect for her rich smoky vocals. Due to the darkly noirish lyrics, these aren't pretty songs. Instead, they have a soulful, aching grace that pulls no punches.”

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music

Just Ray "Learning To Live Again"

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(Running Time: 13 min. 13 sec.)

For over twenty years, Ray W. crafted songs for various Nashville publishers, accumulating sixty-four cuts and three top ten singles with such artists as Brooks and Dunn and Lonestar.

In 2000, Ray returned to his hometown in Georgia to regroup after getting into recovery, realizing he not only had to change playgrounds and playmates, but the type of music he wrote as well.

He’s always written songs about life as he sees it and now that includes life in recovery, as heard on Learning To Live Again.

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music

Jack Sundrud "By My Own Hand"

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(Running Time: 16 min. 26 sec.)

Jack Sundrud may be best known as a member of the group Poco. As a songwriter, he had a #1 by Ty Herndon in '99, as well as cuts by several artists including Poco, The Judds, Kenny Rogers, Ricochet, Jenai, 4Runner, The Persuasions, Michael Johnson, Helen Darling, Venice, and The Forrester Sisters.  Sundrud co-producer David Llewellyn's self-titled CD and also produced Paul Cotton's CD, When The Coast Is Clear.

These days he's working with the seminal country-rock band Poco – - and loves it. Great guys, great music.

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music