Catch the Light
In December of 2011, in Vancouver’s old Mushroom Studio (Hipposonic), we recorded these songs live in the studio, with the musicians improvising parts, which gives the music an immediate, live sound.
A song, with lyrics, meter, and melody, is the oldest known form of literature, a foundation of human culture, and perhaps the writing form that most closely reaches the heart and soul of a human being.
For thousands of years, songs served as memory devises that allowed tellers or singers to recall the stories of their adventures and those of their ancestors. Even today, people find identity in the songs that touch them in childhood or adolescence.
I began making up songs in my head as a kid, after hearing Hank Williams on the radio. Later, I was inspired by Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Laura Nyro, Jackson Browne and so many other great songwriters during the song renaissance of the 1960s and 70s. More recently, I felt inspired by the songs of Amy Winehouse, bless her heart.
Full CD with lyrics and photo book available at CD Baby
Released: May 2014
Published by Rex Weyler Music and Salmonberry Arts and Publishing.
© 2013, Rex Weyler Music, SOCAN, BMI All rights reserved. Used by permission.