It's here! Finally, after almost a year of recording, this professionally recorded album is out. Features 9 new original songs, accompanied by cello, guest harmony vocals by Maria Casler, and one traditional Shona mbira song. Strongest production yet, a collection of powerful songs.
Andrew's 2011 release, including his award-winning songs "Campfire," and "Get Back" (2011 Songwriter of the Year Award - Tucson Folk Festival). This is the first album of Andrew's that includes some well-known American songs from his performances and travels: the Beatles "Blackbird," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Brudda IZ's version of "Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World," Norah Jones' "Come Away with Me," and "Girl from Ipanema."
The album also includes 5 new original songs from the place where Andrew's songs come from (?) :) , and one traditional Shona piece from Zimbabwe originally composed for mbira (A Zimbabwean version of the "thumb piano").
A well-rounded, moving album
Compas is my World Music band, which explores a more up-tempo, danceable variety of Brazilian Samba, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, African styles, Gypsy-Rumba, and more. A feel-good album featuring original tunes and new arrangements of classic Brazilian songs. A fun one!