At the end ... the crowd turned and blessed us with their S.O.
Around 60 people showed up, including lots of Nashville music industry insiders and legends - from Streamsound artist Dakota Bradley to hall of fame writer Dallas Frasier. We began the evening with John talking about how the album came to be, and expressing our deep gratitude to our players (Mike Chapman, Sam Levine, Kerry Marx, Chris Leuzinger, Catherine Styron Marx joined John and me playing tracks, Jennifer O'Brien sang bgvs) and engineer Nathan Smith. Then I took them through a quick description of the 7 songs, and Nathan Smith, who engineered/mastered the project, started the CD.
John and I went to the back of the room and watched people begin to respond with nods, eyes closed, smiles, and applause. We were floored that they actually LISTENED in the first place... many times listening parties are just parties where the CD is background music.
At the end of the 7th song, the audience gave us a standing ovation! Totally unexpected, and one of the highest points of our careers, given the discerning ears of the audience there!
We wanted to bless people with music we loved to make. We are forever grateful for the first response that let us know we were successful. Very special thanks to Ginny Foley, our promotion angel, as well as Shantell Ogden for all the help with the album launch!
These are a few shots from the night... look at the whole album of photos by Thom King by clicking here
Introducing 'Here We Are'
look at John's face watching responses... says it all:)
rt side listening...
high fives from our bassist Mike Chapman
left side listening...