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Friday, May 29, 2015

"Cowgirl in the Sand: The Songs of Neil Young" by C.C. Grace

C.C. Grace

Here's a fundraiser on PledgeMusic we received recently of interest to Neil Young fans:
My name is C.C. Grace, and I'm completing the first ever Neil Young tribute CD by a single artist (as opposed to compilation CDs by various artists). I've just begun my Pledge Music campaign and am trying to spread the word beyond my own network. Obviously, I'm a HUGE fan of Neil, and I want his songs heard by even more people! I'm happy to talk to you in even more detail about this. For now, here's the project link. You can hear a rough mix of "Heart of Gold" as well as a clip from the title track. Ultimately, it's up to you to determine whether this project is of merit and deserves to be shared, but I'm confident that you will like it! My interpretations of Neil are creative--not mere imitations--but very respectful of their provenance.

Why did I choose Neil instead of one of my other faves? Well, one of my best friends—a woman with a heart of gold—is a lifelong hardcore Neil fan. Every year on his birthday, this five-foot-tall Chinese-Mexican-American woman dresses up as Neil, complete with Styrofoam guitar and sideburns, and throws a bash for her friends. (Must be seen to be believed.) More important is that I came into my musical “being” while learning to play Neil tunes in college and performing them at coffee houses. So I have a nostalgic, as well as an artistic, connection.
Take a look and listen, and if the spirit move you, pledge on.

Best of luck C.C.!



At 5/29/2015 07:07:00 PM, Blogger Urban G said...

Sorry but you're not the first one!

At 5/29/2015 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Callie Cardamon said...

Urban G! Someone else just told me about this. I guess I was thinking about female musicians. Thank you for pointing it out. As I emailed a new friend today, "I'm a Neil-Lover not a Neil-Scholar!"

Peace and Love,

C.C. Grace

At 5/30/2015 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Robert Bard said...

Sounds BEAUTIFUL !!!:-)

At 5/30/2015 01:19:00 PM, Blogger Callie Cardamon said...

Thank you so much, Robert!

At 7/07/2015 02:21:00 PM, Blogger Callie Cardamon said...

Great news! C.C. Grace's Neil Young tribute CD has been over-funded at Pledge Music! The manufacturing order has been placed, and it should arrive in the next couple of weeks. It's not too late to make a pledge and reserve your copy now! Here's the link:


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