“Music has been a part of my life since I was a little boy rolling around in the back of my parents’ old blue Chevy station wagon on family road trips. The soundtrack to those road trips would invariably include a steady stream of The Eagles and with the tape-deck blasting my dad would spend time teaching my brother and I how to sing three-part harmony.  My grandfather was an accomplished fiddler and my grandmother a pianist. A love for music was handed down from generation to generation in my family.  I have been writing songs for as long as I can remember. Along the way I've had the opportunity to travel with several of my bands and share stages with some top Canadian acts.  But as happens to many would-be-artists, life's responsibilities crept in and ultimately music took a backseat to my professional career as an emergency physician. As the years passed I didn’t realize how much I missed the creative process of writing songs until I was inspired to write one for my firstborn daughter, Ella.

 

After Ella's arrival I spent many hours playing music with her, writing more songs along the way. More recently our sing-a-longs include a younger brother, Mark. My wife and I had purchased an older two-story house and my jam sessions with Mark and Ella revealed that our home had some very cool natural acoustics.  Ultimately when I decided it was time to record and share these songs I had two goals: have fun and ideally record them within the very space that inspired me to write them in the first place.  Enter Robert Vulic and his Double Door Mobile Studio.  Over the course of several week-long sessions in 2016 and 2017, Robert and I successfully turned my family's home into a full studio.  Whether it was singing “Ella” outside my daughter’s room, adding the whistles to “Amsterdam” with a mic in my shower, or laying down the "Solstice" piano on our baby grand, recording in our home allowed for a completely raw and natural take on the songs.  I hope you enjoy them.  The fun I had making this album took me back to my unbuckled days, rolling around singing in the back of that great, blue Chevy station wagon."

 

---GK

© 2018 Grant Kennedy. Calgary, Canada  grantkennedymusic@gmail.com 

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