Quietly contains nine songs written, performed, and produced by Rob Birdwell.
The following is an excerpt from the second track, Punkie and the Spitfires.
It's a song about a three-piece band - perhaps the ultimate band - who save the world!
she was a young woman living in dystopian times
fighting "The Forces" any way that she could...
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.
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)
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.
New post to my #YouTube community: New #Music, a #JamMan #Looper #Librarian update, #PruneStack update for #MuseScore, some nostalgia, photos, links, dogs, cats, living together - it's all there (not really!)
Some more minor changes needed for #Accessibility and clearer instructions for installing, but there are only like 10 (maybe?) people in the entire world who use this tool, including me!
Does anyone else do "Now" pages? I just updated mine. Nothing epic and mostly personal, but it's sort of the humble "now": https://www.birdwellmusic.com/now/ - I seem to update them every six months of so... who has time to write the "now" when you're living it?