Hello, My Friend
Chaz's songs are filled with love, joy, laughter, wonder, sharing & caring. This album is multi-genre but folk-focused, and instrumentally varied (acoustic guitars, electric bass, keyboard, recorders, mandolin, miscellaneous percussion, harmonized vocals, and occasional sound effects). This album is a keeper, to be shared from generation to generation. Educational, uplifting, thoughtful and fun. Chaz is a folk singer / songwriter / music teacher (guitar, piano/keyboards, electric bass, recorders, drum set, banjo, mandolin, harmonica). His greatest musical influences were folk singers of the 60's & 70's: Kingston Trio, Brothers Four, Peter Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, James Taylor, and others. Father of four and husband of a day care provider, he's had a ready audience for his kids' songs for over two decades. Folk musicians will enjoy the play-a-long opportunities of simple chordings on most of the songs. "Every child should have a copy of Chaz's album," commented one of Chaz's friends/clients (music student parent) who for several years has given a copy of 'Hello, My Friend' to parents of newborns.