This is one of those times!
I was introduced to the music of Cedar Breaks from the music CD included in the book...Upon Destiny's Song.
TYME, ASPECTS OF HOME is the debut album from the new band Cedar Breaks.
"The album is a groundbreaking musical tribute to the exploration of life and home. It examines our relationships with each other, and with the world around us. The album is a collage of strong harmonies, beautiful instrumentation, and thought provoking lyrics."
Their music is so beautiful it will resonate with your heart.
One of my favorite songs on this CD is called PRAYER~ "Prayer is a song that give thanks for the experiences of life and how it builds character. A prayer that thanks and doesn't ask. True gratitude."
Other songs include:
Believe, Morning, Set To Wander, Rainy Day, Home, Snow, Always Mine, Tyme, Aspects, Eutaw, Twilight, Strong, and No Place
This is a CD you will listen to over and over again!
With her captivating lyrics and moving melodies Rebecca Croft captured the attention and hearts of many. She has preformed as a guest artist with Paul Cardall, the Salt Lake Choir and Symphony, Salt Lake City Lights On, FM 100 Mini Concert Series, Festival of Trees, and recently released her debut album. Rebecca began vocal training in Northern California at the age of eleven; it was then she discovered her love for singing and performing. She is now an accomplished artist with many awards and performances to her name. Rebecca’s debut, self-titled album is now available through itunes and www.rebeccacroftmusic.com.
Michael Gibbonsvocals & acoustic guitar
Most people are born in a hospital; Michael was born in the control room of a recording studio. His father, Barry Gibbons, started Platinum Sound and Mastering Labs. As a child Michael sang and played the piano. Yet, when he heard his dad mimic the guitar solo from “Freedom” by Bread, he found his second voice: the guitar. He is now an audio/mixing engineer, producer, and musician. He has engineered countless albums, produced and engineered over 40 Broadways shows, and has written for commercial projects including the theme song for EFY 2008, “Steady and Sure.” His love for music lives not only in the studio but also with his wife and beautiful daughters.
Diana Rogers Glissmeyer is a contributing singer with Cedar Breaks. Although she hails from Colorado, she calls Utah home. Previously she has enjoyed the experiences of working with The Children Dance Theater, Tristan Moore, and The Salt Lake Choral Artists Chamber Choir under the direction of Brady Allred. She has taught with the University of Utah continuing Education program Opera Workshop and Vocal Technique’s courses. She currently teaches private voice. Diana has received her B.A. from BYU in Vocal Performance and studied music education at the University of Utah. Her greatest joy is being the mother to three adorable children.
Keith Behuninbanjo & guitar
Keith Behunin is the lead banjo picker for the Fertile Dirt Band. His talent can be heard throughout Tyme. Keith’s son Kyle Independence Behunin “Indy”, accompanies his father and the band. The Fertile Dirt Band is an audience interactive bluegrass band utilizing antique musical instruments including the washboards, spoons, cow bells, jugs, washtub bass and bending saws. They play concerts, fund-raisers, sing-a-longs, barn dances, family reunions, weddings (only the fun ones), and perform at schools where they demonstrate the physics of sound.
Mike Ericksen is a classical guitarist, song-writer, and founder of Cedar Breaks. Before joining Cedar Breaks he produced films and music relating to the journey of early pioneers. He has performed in productions and concerts with music and stories of heritage across the country. Media produced includes: album “Unsung, Music for the Trail” including “Light up the Land performed during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and “Sojourn – Along the Path”. Ericksen is also the founder of the Empath Media music videos “Walk the Path of Faith” and “Light up the land” containing dramatic footage from Groberg Films set to music; A stunning adaptation of a 1300-mile journey to the Rocky Mountains. “Sweetwater Rescue” produced by Groberg films for the PBS project of the same name. Ericksen was involved in the Lee Groberg production of the “Sweetwater Rescue”, and is featured on the CD that includes the music of Sam Cardon. He is recently working on an historical novel and a book of classical guitar hymns due in 2012. Mike and his wife, Cheri, and family live in Utah.
(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)