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This song, Anna May, came about from seeing a Google Doodle honoring the actress Anna May Wong (Wong Liu Tsong, born 1905). It launched me into research about her life and times and I hope this will draw your attention to her as well. Recorded live on June 6, 2020 for Greenbelt Land Trust's "Music on the Land" series at Bald Hill Farm. This was a solo show with me performing with my loop pedal and small PA.
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Feeling Good

Rob Birdwell's arrangement of Feeling Good for Halie Loren and her band. Words and Music by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse. Featuring the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, Halie Loren (vocals), Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass), Bill Marsh (guitar), Brian West (drums), Rob Birdwell (arranger/conductor).  Audio engineering/recording by George Relles and Diana Robson.

Memories of Senegal

LMNO perform Memories of Senegal live for a Funk in the Forest concert. Featuring Rob Birdwell (trumpet/keys), Nick Rivard (guitar), Page Hundemer (bass), and Brian Bucolo (drums)

Arrangements by Rob Birdwell

I've always been interested in ways to express ideas and emotions through music. As a kid I would write my own lyrics to popular songs. As I learned to play trumpet I would create my own melodies. As I became interested in singing I began to learn more about chord progressions. By the time I was in college I started to get more serious about trying to compose and arrange - turns out it was hard! I attended the Grove School of Music and Dick Grove's teachings would provide me with a solid foundation and I'm still building upon that and continue to learn with every new song, composition or arrangement.

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