Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fro's Music Goes Nashville (90s Circa)

Write Up Source: Soundclick Page

Music Revisited, Volumes 1 & 2 are compilations of original works written by Boholano composer-musician, Fr. J. Roel Lungay, from 1978 to the present, some of which were in collaboration with other lyricists. "AMC Theme," So You Think I'm Crazy," "Mariam," and "9th of September" were all written while still a student in the Philippines; "Sailboat," while on a vacation to Destin, FLorida, in 1988 - they comprise the earlier works of Father Roel.

Music Revisited, Volume 1 was published in 1995 to help raised funds for the Paring Bol-anon, USA Foundation whose mission was to help poor but deserving seminarians in Bohol, Philippines. Music Revisited, Volume 2 album, produced from 1995-1997, on the other hand fell short of being released.


The shift of Father Roel's early influences, from classical-choral-pop-rock influences to the country genre has been quite obvious in these 2-album sequences that may signal another shift in his songwriting preferences. His more recent works,"Revelry of Christian Music" (1996) and "Christian Art Songs" (1997-1998) have toned down in beat and rhythmic style as more of his more recent works now thrive on something spiritual and inspirational.


Producers: Steve Thomas for Lakeside Productions and Gerry Peters for Midi Magic (Nashville, Tennessee)

Vocals: Steve Thomas, Ray Barnette, Rebecca Freeman, LeNaye Pearson, Juli Maners

Guitars: Steve Thomas | J.T. Corenflos | Andy Reiss

Piano/Keyboards: Catherine Styron | Gerry Peters

Harmonica: Jim Hoke

Bass: Steve Thomas

Steel Guitar: Doyle Grisham, Steve Thomas

Fiddle: David "Puddin" Russell

Executive Producer: J. Roel Lungay for Fro's Music

_____________________ PHOTOS _____________________

Nashville guitarist, J. T. Corenflos, who played in one of Martina McBride's album, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Hanks Williams, Alabama, Kenney Rogers, etc.

Catherine Styron, one of Nashville's best session pianists. She played for some of Nashville's best: Blackhawk, Garth Brooks, Kathy Mattea, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Sharon Moore, etc.

Doyle Grisham, one of Nashville's best steel guitar players whose credits includes the very best: Jimmy Buffet, Randy Travis, Reba McIntire, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Dr Hook, George Jones, Dan Seals, Kitty Wells and many others. He currenly plays for the Coral Reefers

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