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MP3 Sandy Reay & Friends - I Wanted to Fly

Songs that will touch your heart and tickle your funny-bone, that you''ll want to listen to over and over again, from a wide-range of styles that feature different singers and instrumentation, and crafted with integrity, insight and humor.

14 MP3 Songs in this album (46:33) !
Related styles: Folk: Folk Pop, Country: Americana, Type: Acoustic

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Friends / Musicians include:
Hannah Alkire (of Acoustic Eidolon), Bill Barwick (2009 Western Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year), Jon Chandler (reknown Western singer/songwriter and author), J.J. Fraser, Timothy Hawkins (aka Timoteo), Brandy Herbert, Jeff Ingram, Ernie Martinez, Jim Ratts (of Colours and Runaway Express), Michi Regier, Peter Schwimmer (winner of guitar, mandolin, and banjo contests at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival), B.J. Suter (IBMA-recognized songwriter), Bob Turner and Christy Wessler (Nashville Star regional winner).

"So, while America tunes in each week to watch extravagant productions aimed at creating flamboyant “stars” who have plenty of moxie but absolutely no soul, there are hundreds of singer/songwriters (if not thousands) who fly under the radar, plying their trade with purity and intelligence. It’s a true pleasure to discover one. Sandy Reay is a fixture in Colorado’s acoustic music scene, playing upright bass and singing in venues ranging from dusty watering holes to elegant amphitheaters. She’s also an exquisite songwriter. Several years ago, she shared the lyrics to a song entitled Sandstorm From Sedona with me, and I was struck by her lyrical integrity and insight. Well, actually I was struck by how fun the lyrics were. When I heard the jazzy-swingy recorded version, I was surprised and delighted at how Sandy had taken a western theme, rejected its minor-chord stereotype and given it a new, intriguing, and yes, purely western aspect. Her vocal is answered by Bill Barwick’s thundering bass warbling, a flute twitters around the edges, and the whole thing works. On this CD, she lends several of her songs to lead vocalists who do them justice. From the opening track (I Wanted to Fly), with Christy Wessler singing like Emmylou in her prime, the songs are captivating and ultimately interesting. The good time folk song blast from the past of Already Gone features an iconic vocal from Bob Turner and has the listener unconsciously looking for the car keys, ready to hit the road. Sandy’s songs rank with those penned by many of the best western songwriters…Chris Wall comes to mind. I love Red Shoes, and I love Car Full of Collies. I’m humming Maybe This Time as I write. In the spirit of full disclosure, I also love my harmonica part on One Lonely Rider. But that’s just my opinion. " Jon Chandler

Genres include country, pop, blues, bluegrass, old-time, cowboy, western, swing, rock, folk, world-beat (Spanish) and children''s songs. Warning: while most instrumentation is acoustic (guitar, mandolin, resophonic guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass), this CD includes pedal steel, drums, electric guitar, harmonica, electric piano, cello, flute and sax (not all on the same song).

" ''I Wanted to Fly'' (the song) is a true story about my relationship with my father. When I perform it, people talk to me afterward about their relationships with their parents. I want to be able to touch people with my songs, and they let me know I do, in such a positive way. Thank you for listening to my songs." -- Sandy Reay

What REAL people said about the CD:

The CD lived in my car for a week and I listened to it constantly.

I commend you for giving all of us a great slice of American music the way we love to hear it

The new CD is sooo good….I play it in my car every day!

The quality and diversity of songs, song styles, singers and arrangements is really captivating. Very impressive and quite an accomplishment!

I like the variety of songs, and the way that the songs feature different singers and instrumentation. Very nice!

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