Pipes Pops & Patriotism
'Tribute to America' is a heart-felt salute to the true testiment of the American spirit. Steve Poorman recorded this CD for those who remember the sweet, rich, classical, contemporary or rock sound of the organ applied to old standards, keyboard favorites and jazz. Join him on a magical journey down memory lane. You are re-introduced to the All-American favorite 'America the Beautiful' -- followed by a rousing salute to the Armed Forces. 'Grand Old Flag' is honored with real bagpipes. Haunting taps precede a mighty rendition of 'Battle Hymn of the Republic.' This patriotic tribute will lift you out of your seat. Steve's travels bring home the musical flavor of the tropics with steel drums in 'Yellow Bird', the warm breezes and surf of Rio in 'The Girl From Ipanema,' a stroll through the piazzas of Venice in 'Come Back to Sorrento,' and the unmistakable sounds of Hawaii in 'Ebb Tide.' It's Christmastime on Disc Two. Bells, chimes, harps and traditional organ voices are present in a half dozen holiday favorites. The range of music on this collection will suit everyone's musical tastes. Make no mistake about it -- while music is just a hobby, Steve is very serious about the craft. It's one thing to play the notes, dots and dashes of music -- it's quite another to move the hearts of your listeners and to paint a musical picture with the instrument. Live recording.