Close Your Eyes, Josephine Cameron ’00MFA (Modo Records). Albums of lullabies, Cameron’s sister told her, can be boring. The singer’s response is her third CD, which she calls “lullabies for young and old.” The 13-track album contains such traditional songs as “Bow Down Low” and four original songs written by Cameron and Anthony Walton ’82. She accompanies all the songs with solo guitar. Samples and more information are available at www.josephinecameron.com.
Brand New Day, Emily Lord ’96 (Vermillion Media). When she learned she was pregnant, Lord wrote the song “One Day at a Time.” “I’m giving up a little freedom for love,” she sings on her third CD, whose cover features a picture of her daughter, Kate, taken by her husband, David Beach. The 11-track collection, with a rock sound and elements of folk, country and pop, explores the life of a woman balancing career, motherhood and relationships. More information can be found at www.emilylord.com.
Give In, Anne Heaton ’94 (Q Division). “The songs in this record explore how much to give in a relationship, where boundaries should be, and the ways in which intimacy can feel safe, fun, thrilling and scary,” the singer says of her second CD. Along with her upbeat vocals, the 10 tracks showcase Heaton’s skills at the piano and the guitar-playing mastery of her musical partner Frank Marotta Jr., with whom she co-wrote many of the songs. For more information and song samples go to www.anneheaton.com.
Panis Angelicus, Father Chuck Witschorik, CSC, ’99, ’03M.Div. (Apostees Produccions Catolicas). The associate pastor of the Saint John Vianney parish in Goodyear, Arizona, puts his strong tenor to use in this 16-track CD of spiritual music. “Ave Maria” and “There Is a Balm in Gilead” are among the selections. For more information, call 623-932-3313, ext 104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the sale of the CD help fund parish projects.
Several ND graduates and current students are putting their dream of becoming professional musicians to the test this summer in Chicago, as they tour in their newly formed band Bajawalla. Band members are guitarist David Miller ’04, drummer Peter Miller ’04, keyboardist Mike Maimone ’04, bassist Bobby Seus ’06, rhythm guitarist Justin Brandon ’04 and lead vocalist Lawrence Santiago ’06. Several played on campus in the group Station One. The band performs an original and eclectic mix of surfer rock, funk hiphop, reggae and soul. For show dates and sound samples visit www.bajawalla.com.