Save the Date:
Jen Haugland – Where I Am – Album Release Concert
Friday, May 9, 2014, at 7 p.m.
950 N. 5th Ave, Sequim, WA
Plans have been underway for a great release concert here in our little community of Sequim! I am so excited and proud to introduce this new release to you straight from the heart of music city and the Christian music industry! It’s been a labor of love, sacrifice and placing a lot of trust in my Savior to see this project come to completion. So all of you who live close or happen to be attending the Sequim Irrigation Festival the weekend of May 9, you are hereby personally invited to my release concert!! It’s also Mother’s Day weekend, so come on and bring your momma in (or wife) for a fun free evening (I promise, you will score points with her on this!).
Jeremy Cays of Jeremy Cays Productions, is overseeing the production of the concert and is doing an incredible job lining things up for me. I will be backed by talented, local musicians: Dillan Witherow, Jonathan Simonson, Jason Taylor, Kirk Thomas, Steven Mangiameli, and Mike Madison. Also being featured will be local singer-songwriter Tom Taylor who will also share 3 of his songs he has written.
Where I Am is proudly produced and co-written with my producer, Eric Copeland, President of Creative Soul Records, Nashville, TN. I have worked very hard with Eric over the past 16 months with this project and it has really paid off as you listen to the final product. We are both very proud of how it turned out and we had a lot of fun creating it! We left a lot of room for the songs to grow: between my scratch demos, to Eric’s creative imagination with the composing, arranging and production, to the stellar skill and talent of the Nashville session players doing what they do best.
“After working through Creative Soul’s Artist Development program, Copeland saw promise in several of Jen’s new songs. They began tracking on the new songs, and then co-writing on several new songs. It was soon very obvious, a special collection of songs were forming.
Working with some of the top musicians in the Christian music business (Dave Cleveland, Mark Hill, Jason Webb, Mark Baldwin and more) and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Ronnie Brookshire, the new album is a unique blend of contemporary pop and rock, mixed with some out of the box arrangements.
This album is like an onion,” says producer Eric Copeland. “It starts with current sounding pop, but then you just start peeling away the layers. With each song, the album takes on new dimensions. It’s been a pleasure to create and now to listen to!”
Additionally, Loretta Sassaman of Spin That 45 had this to say in her recent review: “…this 11-track album is an impressive project of music that should not be ignored. Well crafted and thought out, it has the ingredients to be considered timeless.” (read the rest of her review on Spin That 45).
Looking forward to seeing you there! It’s going to be a lot of fun! We will have fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea, and water waiting for you and a couple of other surprises! See the attached poster for all the details!
God bless you and see you soon!