I Wanted to Fly CD by Sandy Reay and Friends

I Wanted to Fly

Sandy Reay & Friends

 

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I Wanted to Fly country, pop, Americana; a true story of healing between father & daughter; vocal by Christy Wessler (2008 Nashville Star Regional Finalist) compared to Emmylou Harris in her prime
   
Black Leather Coat rock, pop, Americana; compared favorably to Lyle Lovett songs
   
Free Fall pop, Americana; triumph of the human spirit inspired by a James Dickey poem "Falling"; cello by Hannah Alkire (Acoustic Eidolon);
* Warning: lyrics contain "making love with the wind"
   
Already Gone acoustic, country, folk; Johnny Cash would have loved this song; vocal by Colorado folk icon Bob Turner (Greenwood County Singers, The Association, "Everybody's Talkin' at Me")
   
Maybe This Time acoustic, folk, country; melodically recalls Jimmy Buffet's Banana Republics
   
I'll Hold You Close pop, lullaby, Americana; a love song that causes women's hearts to flutter; cello by Hannah Alkire (Acoustic Eidolon)
   
Red Shoes acoustic, Spanish feel with a twist at the end; inspired by 'El Guitarista,' a painting by Justin Bua
   
State Line Cafe acoustic, singer/songwriter, folk, bluegrass lite, a true story of small-town America (Note: Sandy Reay wrote the lyrics before she learned her ex-husband was one of the engineers mentioned in the song)
   
One Lonely Rider acoustic, cowboy song with a spooky twist; 3 baritones & a bass sound like a cowboy chorus; harmonies by Bill Barwick  (Western Music Association 2009 Male Vocalist of the year) & Jon Chandler; narration & harmony by Colorado folk icon Bob Turner (Greenwood County Singers, The Association, "Everybody's Talkin' at Me")
   
Hitchhiker acoustic, bluegrass, old-timea; borrows a line from John Stewart's into to July, You're a Woman (with permission) "With a sign that just said 'Please'”
   
Car Full of Collies children, humor; a light-hearted clever song for the kid in all of us
   
Black Creek folk, singer-songwriter; borrows a word from Lyle Lovett "Nashberg"
   
Whole Lotta Pain 12-bar blues with interesting chords, syncopation & alto sax
   
Sandstorm From Sedona Western swing meets the Andrews Sister with a surprise; just for fun; counterpoint vocal by Bill Barwick  (Western Music Association 2009 Male Vocalist of the year)
* Warning: lyrics contain "God that man looks good in jeans"