My new album is now available on CDBABY at their store at:
I hope you will check it out and let others know about it.
I hope you enjoy the music!
This is my first release of finger-style improvisation on classical guitar. It is kind of new-age meets classical-style guitar music made up on the spot. These are 11 of 22 tracks that have come out of a five-year relationship with Moses Cone Behavioral Health Hospital through my work with The Mental Health Association of Greensboro (Be on the lookout for another album soon!). They are my first completely self-produced albums. During this time, I performed classical guitar pieces, hymns, Christmas carols (during the holidays), as well as improvised finger-style guitar pieces. I also had the privilege of telling my testimony of how God has guided me to better wellness through recovery tools and His healing and wisdom. I also let people in those groups know about the services M.H.A.G. offers. The whole experience was a very rewarding part of my work with people with mental health challenges. Music is a universal and healing language (Search: Healing frequencies regenerating DNA for more info on this). Everyone can relate to music even when they are not used to the style of music they are hearing (sometimes especially because of this). The skills and experience I gained from improvising in groups almost every week for 5 years made it possible to have two albums of improvisation that came out most miraculously in my home studio. They were recordings done in one take each and only editing out (mostly extra space) to make it flow a little better. Much of the music sounded and felt almost like God already had them written and just poured them out through my hands. None of it was rearranged. Rather, they worked almost as though they were written pieces, which I never would have thought possible normally, but with God, this is not a normal life. It can be an extraordinary life full of “Little Miracles”. Although I don’t want to diminish the effort and hard work I’ve put into learning my craft, I admit it seems there was a bit of divine intervention that seemed to guide these particular tracks. It is a true honor for me to be able to share these with you and hopefully, they provide some healing vibrations as all of these tracks use a tuning system found in studies to be a catalyst for healing and regeneration even of DNA and of helping purify water. This healing is truly a gift provided by God and revealed within science. I hope it uplifts your spirit as well!
Just in time for your Christmas last minute shopping!
David Michael Cray