Posted at 10:39 am by Lee Lessack
Amanda McBroom is the singer-songwriter known throughout the world for “The Rose,” a worldwide hit recorded by Bette Midler for the film of the same name. Amanda has been called “an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match.”
It was Amanda’s own performances of “The Rose” on the Golden Globes (the song won Best Original Song-Motion Picture), the Grammys and The Tonight Show that launched her own international concert career. Amanda’s songs have been recorded by LeAnn Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Betty Buckley, Harry Belafonte, and Baby Dinosaurs in The Land Before Time animated film series. Longtime fans still revere Amanda’s many guest starring roles on television in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation to her most recent appearance at the Kennedy Center in the NBC special, From The Heart.
The recently released CD, Voices, guided by acclaimed Nashville producer, Fred Mollin (Lyle Lovett, Alison Krause, Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill), is her first re-cutting of “The Rose” since 1980, and features country legend Vince Gill. The CD also includes the Tom Paxton classic, “The Last Thing on my Mind,” one of Johnny Mathis’ biggest hits, “12th of Never,” and ten new songs by Amanda McBroom and her favorite collaborators. Let your listening audience be one of the first to experience the CD, Voices, and “The Rose” with special guest Vince Gill.
Posted at 10:48 am by Lee Lessack
One of Broadway’s biggest stars, Lea Salonga, will be releasing a brand new live album, Blurred Lines (LML Music Label), which was recorded during her sold-out run at the famed Feinstein’s / 54 Below last year. The six date showcase was received with overwhelming accolades from fans and critics alike. “To have an amazing recording of such a special show is rare and exciting!” says Salonga. She continues, “This was such a fun show to put together and I’m so happy we can share it with an even wider audience.”
Posted at 8:18 am by Lee Lessack
On his debut album, Greg Safel — former backup singer for country icon Eddy Arnold and movie legend Debbie Reynolds — steps forward to bring his own interpretations of Broadway, pop, and standards, featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Nero, The Mamas & The Papas, and Aerosmith!
Posted at 6:42 am by Lee Lessack
A panoramic landscape of timeless hymns and classic melodies from the 1800’s to the 21st Century, scored by composers from around the world, celebrating the spirit of Christmas and of renewed enlightenment. Revealed as a chamber piece and unfolding as a winter scene, each arrangement is created as a tone poem, expressed through the voice and piano in harmony with the cello and soprano saxophone.