On Saturday, 5/5/19 and Saturday, 5/11/19 twenty-eight 4th and 5th grade students from 6 Plymouth area elementary schools (Cold Spring Elementary School, Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, West Elementary School, South Elementary School, Federal Furnace Elementary School and Hedge Elementary School) sang all 12 songs in the Funk Lab recording studio owned by actor Johnny Drama Alves of A&E’s Wahlburgers. Listen to the songs.
Four months have passed and I am pleased to say that we are in the final stages of mastering the music. What started in March of 2017 as an idea is about to become a reality. To fully understand why I wrote the songs in the first place you need to read the “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock”. In fact, when you purchase the book:
1. Look for the song titles within the book.
2. Mark the titles with a yellow highlighter
3. Start reading the book from the beginning.
4. When you come across a highlighted song title, play the song.
5. Allow the voices of Plymouth’s children to be your personal escort through the story.
The other day someone said to me, “What you’re doing is very special. It’s like a gift to the Town of Plymouth.” I said, “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” With 2020 right around the corner there’s no better time than now to “experience” the book and songs. You won’t believe how much better you feel after sharing it with your child, grand child or classroom.
Designing the album cover? Now that’s something completely different. Lucky for me I have a talented illustrator in Erin Finn Zell helping me out. She illustrated “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” storybook the songs are based on.