Two new songs are out now through my Bandcamp page
This is the second installment of Letters…
The sun comes o’er the mountains
Night sky turns red
Fog lies in the valley
Blue hills still wet
Birds sing songs of morning
Green trees still gray
House light on the hillside
Frog outlasts the cricket
Old dog still sleeps
Cold grass in the backyard
Crawdads in the creek
Life seemed much bigger
when I stood here before now.
I want you to see through my eyes
Hear as I hear
All that’s lost
when I’m without you.
These songs are letters put to music. They are the culmination of trying to not only lyrically and musically tell a story, but sonically. I hope I came close to hitting the mark.
And I hope you like them and share them with all your people.
If you can’t see the player, you can click here to listen.
Here are the credits…
Michael Stegner – music, lyrics, voice, piano, shuitar (Dead Man Blues), accordions, production, mixing & mastering
Forrest Giberson – bass, pedal steel
Colin Higgins – Guitar (Through My Eyes)
Jeff Fielder – Guitars (Dead Man Blues)
Robin Holcom – Voice (Dead Man Blues)
Ehssan Karimi – Hang (Through My Eyes)
Noah Frank – Violins (Through My Eyes)
It’s always a little intimidating to sing/release songs that are raw and emotional. But it’s time for me to start sharing. Over the past few years I’ve been writing and recording a series of songs that are essentially letters set to music. They are written from one person to another and they loosely tell a story.
I’ve been so fortunate to have some of my favorite musicians contribute to this project. On this first set I have Rachel Eckroth singing the lead of the opening song, “A Believer”. Rachel is a remarkable keyboard player who also sings at the highest level (as you’ll hear on the recording).
Here is a link to the recording so you can stream, share and/or purchase. You can also check out the lyrics and credits here – https://michaelstegner.bandcamp.com/album/letters-i
All social media and email shares are greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoy these!
I was made aware by Facebook this morning that my music page has reached 500 followers. As many of you know I’m not a big Facebook or hype person, but I really appreciate that people have taken the time to find and like the page.
To say “thank you”, I wanted to give a sneak-peak to an album I’ve been working on for many years. In the form of a free download or stream to a song…
Photo: Carrie Robinson
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