This year we had some heavy-hitting young songwriters. There was a large variety in style. It ran the gamut from pop to rock, r&B, rap, country, folk…it was all over the place and that’s a good sign.
This album features some great young performing talent as well. There are some guitar tracks by Dylan Salfer and many vocal tracks by Ruthe Yates, a 14 year old with a voice going on 34.
Take a listen and you will be amazed. Great job students!
Thank you to the teachers: Liz Cummings, Hannah Armstrong, Mike Nicolai, Neal Swanger and Schuyler Petersen.
Thank you to the production team at Essential Sessions Studios
Vocals: Ruthe Yates, Patrick Phelan, Adam Conrad, Tim Cheesebrow, Liz Cummings
Percussion: Mike Arturi
Bass and Fiddle: Matt Blake
Piano: Kevin Gastonguay, Adam Conrad
Guitar: Dylan Salfer, Tim Cheesebrow, Mike Nicolai
Producer/Engineer: Brad Matala
Thank you also to the school districts of Mounds View and Spring Lake Park, their administrators and boards of education for bringing MusicWorks into their classrooms. We’re honored to be a part of your student’s educational experience.
Best Friends – Hope
Road Trip – Ali
Silly Little Chicken – Rosa
Don’t Mention – Malina
The Bird Song – Maddie
Gone for So Long – Cam
Separate but One – Lauren
The Cheesecake Song – Ella
This Disaster – Joe
Make Some Changes – Kayla
This Gum Was Made for Poppin’ – Sophie
I’m Not Going Back – D
A Supernatural Life – Natalia
Ten Commandments – Travon
Life is a Challenge – Julia