Steppin' Into the Flow
Steppin' into the Flow The message of this album is consistent and deeply spiritual in the truest sense. It is a celebration of the triumph of Spirit over adversities of different types and sizes. 'My Life Was Changed Forever' can and should be shared with other cancer survivors. 'Steppin' into the Flow' is a universal, energetic, uplifting song with a little country flavor. 'I Just Cry and Wash the Dishes' is a country blues sound that is a great change of pace. This CD has been the culmination of a long-time dream and divine idea for Mary. The production quality of this album is excellent and consistent. The vocals are superb. The arrangements and variation in instrumentation keep the listener interested, as do the different rhythms. There are some very unique chord progressions. The keyboards have a very full orchestra sound when appropriate, but simple when they should be. Modal guitar on 'The Secret Place of the Most High', is a unique addition in combination with the other instrumentation. There is just the right amount of harmony in the arrangements. Be prepared to be moved and to smile a lot! Biographies: Mary Elliott has been a lead and backup vocalist in a variety of venues. She has been a part of the Clearwater Unity Band since it's inception (over 10 years) and active in the music program at Unity Church of Clearwater since 1990. Mary has performed as an actress in plays for many years in local productions, including the lead (Maria) in "The Sound of Music". She performs in the 50s and 60s Rock and Roll group "The Twilightz", a four part harmony group also starring co-writer David Wallace, Karen Erickson, and Tim Burnaman. The group performs in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas in FL. Please go to firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. Mary was one of the primary backup vocalists on the CD "New Roads", a 12 song new thought spiritual album by Alan Haynes (along with Sue K. Riley, Karen Erickson, and Vickie Alderman). Mary is a member of emPower Music and Arts, as is David Wallace. She has performed with high level performers, including David Roth, Karen Taylor-Goode, Jana Stanfield, Fred Bogert (Grammy-nominated producer), Steve Gillette (uncountable Grammy awards), Susan Kroupa-Riley, Greg Greenway, Richard Mekdeci, Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Scott Ainslie, Vito Petrocito, and many others. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mary lived on Long Island before moving to FL in 1972. She is a graduate of Molloy Catholic College in Rockville, NY. She currently teaches piano and voice in addition to performing and recording David Wallace studied at Manhattan School of Music. He performed with the Garden State Symphony and the Liederkranz Symphony Orchestra before pursuing a career in clinical Social work. In recent years, he has studied voice, saxophone, and flute music at St Petersburg College. He performed in the chorus of the St Petersburg Opera Company for two operas. For the past 6 years, he has performed with the Unity of Clearwater Church choir and band and with the Vigil Festival and choirs at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, FL. He has been with the Twilightz for the past two years (vocals, flute, sax, and clarinet). He has have been writing songs for five years, studying at SummerSongs and Sound Connections. Credits: Produced by Kenny McGee Recorded and mixed at Limelight/Rockstar Daddy Studio, St. Petersburg, FL Engineer: Brian Deeb Photography and graphic design: Terri Rogal Vocals: Mary Elliott Guitars: Ron Tew Bass: Ralph LaRosa Drums/Percussion: Danny Elliot Percussion: Lindsey Parker Piano/Synthesizer: Bill Barrett ©2011 Heart Songs Music Printed and duplicated by Copycats, Hi Fi Media, Orlando, FL.