Andrea's Solo Work!
I am ecstatic to announce that my second and solo CD is NOW ready for release! It's called "Dragonflies on Wings". It encompasses all of the styles and genres of music I love to perform. I've never been one to want to "pigeonhole" myself so I decided to put together this compilation of tunes along with originals by Dave Fox. He was so kind to grant me the freedom of total self expression, and I couldn't be happier with the finished product! On the back cover I wrote a little poem I hope you like...as a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, I couldn't pass up the opportunity and, after all, it came to me like a huge storm, so it had to be written. You can purchase the CD on I-Tunes, Amazon, and CD Baby and just about anywhere you buy music.
As a solo artist I get the opportunity to revel in all different kinds of music. From Swing to Rock to Country to Reggae to really smokey, jazzy Blues and more. I simply love the challenge of learning new material and having new adventures! (Click on the pictures below to see who's doing what & where they're doing it).
I've always had the need and the drive to learn more and more music...different kinds, all kinds, any kind...except Opera :) (I can sing a great Ave Maria though!) It's been my pleasure and consistent joy to work with and help other musicians gain work. I am fortunate enough to know a nice amount of professional, consummate musicians to be able to form bands for all different kinds of occasions and to be present and attentive learning some one's original works. Therefore, it's empowering to see a project come to fruition; to get to see it fly in the winds, stir around, and then settle into a nice piece of art. So far, with the assistance of above mentioned musicians, I have recorded two CD's and there are plans for more. You can purchase Stained Glass Canoe's "Dig In" on I-Tunes, Amazon, CD Baby, for which I have easy links to below.
A side note about me: At the age of 23 I was hired to perform with the Ron Rudkin Band & Orchestra. I'm still with his band, for almost 30 years now. It has been a priceless time in my life where I've received the gift of making long time cherished friendships and mentors from whom I've learned vast amounts.
A Note from Ron Rudkin:
A Note from Wally West, Wally West Music Resource: