Hello - just a small introduction from me for those of you who may be visiting for the first time....my motto for my life is:
'DO WHAT YOU CAN,
WITH WHAT YOU HAVE,
WHERE YOU ARE' (Theodore Roosevelt).
I love that - because it takes the pressure off! We don't have to compare ourselves to others, or stress over what we can't do, or don't have! We all have unique giftings, which have been given to us for a purpose - to ultimately help and bless others. So I try to use my gift, as humble as it is, to do just that. I hope you enjoy what you hear, and if you do, please help spread the love, the music and the message to those around you.
God bless you... Carol xxx
Sat 10th March '18 - The Chestnut, Worcs 9pm (Black Pears Country Blues Band)
Sat 24th March '18 - Green Dragon, Malvern 9pm (Black Pears Country Blues Band)
NEW FOR 2018: An album I recorded with Gordon Giltrap way back in 2012, has been re released, under a new titile: 'Peace will fall'. A beautiful compilation of Gordon's wonderful tunes, with inspirational lyrics added by Rev Martin Green, and myself. Available now to purchase or download.
Christmas Charity CD 'LOVE LIVES ON'
We managed to raise a grand total of £611 for St. Richard's Hospice - thank you to everyone who supported this project. Bless you loads! x
As well as song writing and occasional gigging, I have the privilege to play regular daytime solo sessions in dementia units, and rest homes, experiencing first hand the wonderful effect that music has, on the folks that I sing to.
My aim is to communicate encouragement, joy and fun through the music, and especially with these sessions, I try to 'tap in' to individuals, and bring songs which may trigger a connection or a precious memory or two. Armed with percussion instruments, guitar or piano, (sometimes my dog Roxy), and an ever increasing song list, I'm loving every minute of this particular daytime music venture, finding great reward in the wonderful smiles and responses from the old folks!
AIRPLAY ON BBC Hereford & Worcester
These are my songs which have been picked as tracks
of the week on BBC Hereford & Worcester, over the last year or so - featured by their 'Introducing' programme.....exciting to have heard them played several times a day for the week that they were featured!
**All my songs are available on all the major music download and streaming sites worldwide......so please look me up!**
'THE BLACK PEARS'
Photo by Julie-Anne Goode
This is another little venture of mine, along with a couple of very talented friends, & my hubby Gareth. We can be either a 3, or 4 peice band, with Ben Church on acoustic/slide/electric guitar, harmonica & vocals, Gareth Sampson on bass, myself on acoustic & vocals, and Keith Baker on percussion and drums. We play foot tapping country bluesy/folky tunes and ballads, and cover songs from Dylan, JJ Cale, Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Sarah Jaroz, Ry Cooder and many others.
.......or you can just book little ol' me, solo or duo with Don Mac..... singing a mixture of classic covers, with a few of my originals thrown into the mix....
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or message me via the 'contact Carol' page. x
(Photos by Julie-Anne Goode)