SongVault Artist Profile
Kansas, United States
New Age / Experimental
July 4th 1955 in Bellefontaine Neighbors North ST. Louis County was the place I started out in this life.
Always in trouble, my first electric guitar was taken from me when I was caught smoking, I was 12 or 13 years old. I never got that one back. It wouldn’t be for another 10 years before I acquired another, an Aria (SG) that one I still have and play to this day.
Goofed around with the guitar off and on until 2005 when my wife (Rhonda) and I moved to Apache Oklahoma where we met Rob Swanda (the lead guitar player for the Grissle Heads) been deep in the whole world of creating, playing, recording, processing and selling my own creations. To this date January 28, 2007 I have made 2 CDs (A Cuppa Coulors) and (A Peace of the Valley) and another on the way soon. I like to try and present a story or an image in my music, with or with out words.
The first endeavor was for the most part easy mellow music and the second is more synthesized mood music and was made because of several requests.
So far I have done everything including cover art and packaging (the entire bouncing ball of processed wax).
Biggest musical influences (besides Rob) are Hard rock, acid rock, Pink Floyd, Led Zeplin, Hawkwind, Cream, BTO, Free, well you get the idea. All this and my wife and my love of the outdoor hobbies and nature it’s self are responsible for shaping my brain waves and creative outputs.
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The CD- A PEACE OF THE VALLEY – Can be yours at -itunes.com – amazon.com-and few others
visit me at www.apeaceofthevalley.com
Review of " A PECEACE OF THE VALLEY "
A CD by Kerry Donahue
Collectively I would have to say this falls in the " newage " category. But I would rather say that this is just great " mood music " because you can put this disc on and be instantly transported to a peacefull place. No pun on the title intended.
The music just makes you feel different, which I think is what Kerry was trying to do; take you somewhere without you ever leaving your chair. To me, this is just good music. I listen to it, while I'm at work, it always makes the day go by faster. The songs are in good order, but my favorite one changes from day to day. Like I said it's great " mood music ". Give it a listen, you will see what I mean!
Rob " Guitar " Swanda