Jacob Johns sings 15 original and traditional Hopi language songs in a CD just released entitled Unity Consciousness. He accompanies himself with drum or rattle. Songs include Spirit Calling, Milky Way, Morning and many others. We plan to distribute it to Reservation DJs and interest has been expressed in using this native music for a video soundtrack. Jacob is also an accomplished artist. Gary A. Edwards produced the Unity Consciousness CD which is available for $14.95 at https://www.createspace.com/800075671
Musical Review – Fiddler on The Roof is playing now at the University High School Theater in Spokane Valley through the CCT theater company. I went to the opening show July 14th and it was a great show, very entertaining, with adults and children doing excellent singing, dancing and acting and a 7-piece volunteer live band that mixes very well with the dialogue so you can hear the lyrics. The overall Director is Kim Roberts who always gets excellent results and music director Cambria Ravsten who also got excellent results. Performance is this weekend only, 7/15 and 7/16 Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm and two performances on Sunday July 17th.
Restaurant Review – My new favorite restaurant is the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at Ramsey Rd. North East of the Freeway I-90. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. I had breaded catfish. The thing I like about the Cracker Barrel is that even though it’s a corporate chain, the Southern style food tastes fresh and home-made.
Book Review – My favorite author is now CJ Box. He writes a series of books based on a Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett who gets involved in serious crimes and conspiracies and solves them in a common-sense no-nonsense way. I recommend that you start with the first book of the series entitled Open Season.
Gary Edwards is a composer of classical, musical theater and film music based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He has also written jazz, rock/pop, R&B gospel and country music. His music has been performed in ensembles from Washington to Argentina, Russia and other countries and he has played with both the Spokane and Louisville Symphonies.
Gary has written five musicals and three screenplays as well as two concertos and hundreds of pieces of music. One of his goals has always been to bring different cultures and people together with his music. He is currently the Playwright/Composer in Residence for the Ignite Theater in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Gary's acclaimed album, Reflections, features Tom Stryker, virtuoso touring harmonica player (Hohner rep) playing light jazz, easy listening and light classical tunes and focuses on the theme of reflecting on life and it’s meaning. Find our more about Gary's Music. Questions? Contact Gary.