Kathy Knittel's CD, A Songbird's Christmas is ready for the holidays! Wearing the hats of producer and arranger along with doing the graphic design work has kept me out of trouble for many, many, months! Kathy has a beautiful, warm soprano voice and delivers the songs with honest, pure interpretations. The arrangements range from hypnotic acoustic guitar to full festive ensemble instrumentation with piano, strings, percussion and harmonies.
Joe Bilotti shares his talent on John Denver's Aspenglow, Toyland, White Christmas, Night Of Silence/Silent Night and a special solo rendition of It Came Upon A Midnight Clear! I play piano, keyboards and do all the midi instrumentation with the exception of That's what God Looks Like where Kathy does her own piano accompaniment. Robert Melosh from R.E.M. Studios is engineering and mixing. It is a magical collaboration.
The tracks include the songs: Aspenglow, Do You Hear What I Hear, Toyland, Joy To The World, White Christmas, Mary Did You Know, ’Til The Season Comes Around Again, Night Of Silence/Silent Night, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, and That’s What God Looks Like. A Songbird’s Christmas is available to purchase from my store and CDBaby. It also available to download through all the major digital distribution companies including ITunes, Rhapsody, Spotify and Amazon. Sample tracks here: Itunes..
The Heart Of Gold Band was back for its 8th year of rockin' the Festival On The Green in Morristown, NJ. It was an unusually hot day on September 24 this year, climbing into the high 90's, but the audience stood strong in spite of the heat and inspired the band with their enthusiasm and great vibe. The Heart Of Gold Band has become a favorite feature for the festival which attracts thousands of people from around North Jersey. Even the Morris County premier newspaper, The Record agrees!
Some of the new songs added to the repertoire this year were Life on Mars by David Bowie, How Long Has This Been Going On by Ace, These Dreams by Heart and Dreams by The Allman Brothers. Do You Feel Like I Do, Long Distance Run Around, Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys and Kashmir continue to be crowd favorites.
Asking the band back year after year for this prestigious festival is a testament to the band's ability of pleasing a large, broad base audience. They are a great choice for a Summer Music Concert series and Festivals of all kinds. They also play private and corporate parties and everything in between.
Check out the Band's Webpage and EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The Press Package includes short bios on all the talented members, a song list, press, links to videos and other information that you might find interesting!
Visit the Store to purchase the Heart Of Gold CD, $10.00 includes shipping!
A blast from the past....
Written and performed by Joan Bujacich - Cami Hall, NYC.
Joan Bujacich performed 3 of her original piano compositions as part of a concert series put together by "Eclectix" at Cami Hall, NYC. This selection was played first followed by "Big Sky - Riding The Pioneer".and "Fantasy To Toad Hall".
Be sure to check out the VIDEO page where you will find all sorts of interesting material posted.
Joan helped organize the judges for the Lifetime TV series Pitch Slapped, a reality show that featured NJ High School a cappella groups. One of the coaches for the show was Deke Sharon, music director for the Pitch Perfect films! Joan is pictured here judging with Joe Bilotti and Diane Hessinger. She ended up judging on three episodes and actually got to present the trophy's and speak on camera as well! What fun!