Tribute / Various
Finally, here it is in all it's glory, the highly anticipated compact disc entitled simply Tribute. Webster calls it 'personal testimony to achievements or qualities of another'. I call it 'The best CD that I have ever produced and the most meaningful' CHRIS KAY Producer. Initially just for Ted Kennedy and titled Tribute TO TED, this CD grew to include those who died during the making of it. From the Fort Hood Massacre to the Earthquake in Haiti the focus changed as well as the title to simply Tribute. From the start, I knew I would need help: I would have to enlist other songwriters to share their music for this project.. However, just exactly who and what style would add to my Americana approach? To find the best guitarist, I had to look no further than my own backyard for Leo Kottke-like wizard Mr. Tony Brewer! His captivating solo 'ANGELS PROMENADE' starts out the festivities but when you hear his warm voice he has you hooked! It is the message in his lyrics that makes him essential to this CD! A powerful Contemporary Christian Artist to put us in the pews. Enter Tony Brewer who does it all and so gradually you will not even know what has hit you! To find one more songwriter to fill the bill, I went back to my roots with the Northern Nevada Songwriter's Workshop where I found three more artists willing to participate. As a result, Tribute is just the first installment, aimed at Baby Boomers. Another disc is planned for next year: SECOND COMING will feature new and younger artists Marty Easter & Scott Savage aimed at a younger/hipper crowd! For now, what other style would be appropriate & appealing to an audience of Boomers? Country/Gospel is the answer and John R. Long delivers! Reno's own George Strait who writes the most powerful songs from a Traditional Country perspective while raising the bar with each new ballad! In the end, 'THE LAST FALL' even makes a statement about current-day life in America where we know we can do better and, hopefully, will! How appropriate for our times with songs that speak from the heart! What a welcome addition to this moving CD that could truly changes people's lives for the better! John R. Long steps up the bat, a winner! When you see the artwork for the Tribute CD then you'll know why this album has to be released on the Fourth of JULY! The cover photo of three young Americans giving the pledge of allegiance says it all! This is meant to be generic for all Americans. Maybe that is your child or could that have been you in your youth? There is a celebration going on the back cover like Fourth of July fireworks in the sky. Even in grief, we still have to continue to celebrate our American way of life! Life goes on and in the end that is the true message of this powerful CD: LIFE DOES GO ON! May this music help you to cope by paying Tribute to the fallen then may it also help you to move on and get on with your life! Inspirational music worthy of any memorial service, Powerful songs paying Tribute to the life and death struggle we all must face as 'No one get's out alive'! Now, finally a Compact Disc that puts everything in the proper perspective!. If I never produce another project, I can truly say this is the work I am most proud of! The most meaningful album there could ever be because it deals with the great equalizer: DEATH! We all have to go sometime, now at least we all have a soundtrack called Tribute to help us find our way... 4 a Song, CHRIS KAY Productions.