What is your favorite gift recommendation this year? Please share your ideas as we try to tie up our shopping for another holiday season.
My recommendation to you is an absolutely gorgeous CD called Together We’ll Go by Andrea Osborne. Andrea’s debut album is in honor of her mother who is battling Alzheimer’s Disease. Andrea has one of those golden voices that grips your heart and soul. She also has the amazing ability to articulate her vision for a song and surround it with perfect support. This album which benefits Alzheimer’s North Carolina was meticulously crafted, mixed and mastered. Andrea and co-producer John Plymale of Overdub Lane in Durham truly should have a hit on their hands.
Together We’ll Go is an album you will listen to over and over again. The songs all ring of hope, healing and love beginning with Now Comes the Night with the fabulous fiddling of Nicky Sanders. I had the pleasure of singing back-up and playing the Celtic whistle on track two Hold On made famous by Emmylou Harris. Andrea sings with a sweet authenticity on There is Beauty reflecting the depth of her Quaker roots. My favorite track features Tift Merritt singing backup to Andrea’s powerful vocal on Wide River to Cross. Another great track is Over the Rainbow which Andrea used to sing for a dear friend battling cancer. Every track is a treat. I still can’t believe this is Andrea’s first album!
Andrea is a staff member in the Human Resources Department of Capitol Broadcasting Company, the parent firm of WRAL-TV.
You can purchase Andrea’s CD by visiting her web site at www.andrea-osborne.com