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Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #14

promised some love songs weekly through the holidays. This week's song is Pearls,  co-written with May Lily Lee, a musician friend and gifted videographer in Richmond, VA.  The music came to me on a bluff overlooking Robinhood Cove in southern Maine at the songwriters' retreat - the morning light was sizzling in golden white chains across the water.  She has a thing about pearls.  I passed that line and a recording off to May Lily who came up with a lyrical draft that we then worked on together.  I recorded it a couple of years ago, but added some extra instrumentation this morning.  Walk in the light!

Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #12

I promised some love songs weekly through the holidays. This week's song is One Time One Place,  recorded in 2015 at Catie Curtis' songwriters' retreat.  I had come up with the piano music and Maria Elena, a singer-songwriter from Topeka, came up with lyrics with a little help from Christa Champion.  It's me on piano and Maria Elena on vocals, recorded on another participant's iPad the day we were leaving. 

Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #10

Pammy's and my 40th anniversary is later this month and I wanted to share L-O-V-E, written to celebrate our 20th in 2000.  As we close in on winter and face such turbulent times, it does my heart good to feel the basic, profound joy of love and family.  I may turn to a weekly offering of love songs through the holidays to help reach the Solstice with a full heart.  Joyful Trio recorded this with Kenny Pierce on guitar and Leonore Hildebandt on percussion and vocals.  Kenny does some really wonderful guitar work throughout, but especially catch the solos.

Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #8

The song this cycle is Be Now the Voiceco-written with Catie Curtis in 2018 at her song writer's retreat in Maine.  In such perilous times we need each other more than ever and 'tis no easy task to find our compassion and heart, though they are the light we need to go on.  This song encourages me - I hope it works for you as well. Leonore Hildebrandt and I recorded it in 2019, with Leonore on vocals and percussion.  

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