I Hear Voices! Vocal Quartet Contemporary Folk & Traditional Gospel
I Hear Voices!
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Preview the MUSIC!
What sets the group
apart is their choice to perform and record with only a rhythm guitar
and no other instrumental presence.
According to leader Bobby Kimmel, the group is not trying to make
a “minimalist” statement in their stripped-down approach.
“Everything we hear, we do with our voices,” he says.
In the summer of
2013, the group released their debut self-titled CD. The recording
includes 6 Bobby Kimmel originals, a classic folk spiritual, as well as
songs by contemporary writers like Gilian Welch and Ruth Moody of the
I Hear Voices! Notes:
The human voice is
the original and the essential musical instrument. Our group is a
celebration of that instrument. From the outset we agreed that we would
express our musical ideas vocally; that our voices were enough. Most of
these songs are recorded just
as we preform them, 4 voices, 1 guitar. That's all.
I love this group. We
all do. This feels like a culminative experience for me. We all bring
the expreience of lifetimes in and around music, and everything is
refined down now into this essential vocal expression.
I love how we
rehearse, the love and respect we show for each other, and I love being
part of this amazing creative process where the whole is so much greater
than the sum of the parts. I'm grateful to the other Voices for
singing my songs, and for the beautiful and creative arrangements
they've come up with. They brought my songs to life.
As a young man, I asked a venerable old jazz musician for advice. He said, “Son, there is a great deal of difference between playing together, and playing at the same time!” From our first rehearsal our goal was 4 Voices, 1 sound. We hope that's what you hear.
One Voice - Ruth Moody
(Ruth Moody Music) 2:58
2 Wayfarin' Stranger -
3 Who Will Watch the
Home Place - Kate Long (FEENY FEEMSTER MUSIC)
4 I Will Pass This Way
Again – Rich Prezioso 2:52
5 Walkin' Down in
Florida – Bobby Kimmel (GemsTone Music) 3:28
6 First Quiet Hour –
Bobby Kimmel (GemsTone Music) 4:33
7 The Rope –
Stephanie Davis (EMI BLACKWOOD
MUSIC INC) 4:10
8 Orphan Girl –
Gillian Welch (IRVING MUSIC, INC.) 2:43
9 Fiesta Tonight –
Bobby Kimmel (GemsTone Music) 3:51
10 Let Me Fly – Bobby
Kimmel (GemsTone Music) 2:36
11 Lynne's Song (It
Never Entered My Mind) – Bobby Kimmel
12 One for the Road –
Bobby Kimmel (GemsTone Music) 3:06
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