“Mountaintops and Oceans” Video and Single Release

Moonlit Pond Records is pleased to announce the release of “Mountaintops and Oceans” by Jan Blaising Music. 

Jan’s new single, “Mountaintops and Oceans,” is a song Jan wrote to honor her Mom. The song tells the story of a woman who overcame significant obstacles in her early life through love and faith. It describes the ways Jan’s Mom brought gifts of grace and grandeur from her early home in Washington state to the Indiana plains, where she met and married a minister and raised a family. “Mountaintops and Oceans” is a timely song to honor mothers everywhere.

“Such a beautiful song ~ like a fresh mountain stream ~ and your voice and the production are impeccable!”
~ Beth Nielsen Chapman (bncmasterclasses.com)

Co-written with Nancy Beaudette. Video produced by Moonlit Pond Records.

Jan Blaising – New Lyric Video Release Coming!

When Beth Nielsen Chapman said Jan’s song are “like a fresh mountain stream” she must have just listened to, “Mountaintops and Oceans,” Jan’s award-winning song! With much anticipation, Moonlit Pond Records is pleased to announce the lyric video release to this fabulous song. Stay tuned on social media and Jan Blaising Music for the May 1st premier!

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

SongCRAFT – Spring Workshop

Want to write your first song? Want to write your 100th song? Want to write better songs? I’m so dang proud of this book and the accompanying workshops, and they are really making a difference for so many writers. What are you waiting for? 

Open to writers of all levels of ability. 

What are Workshop Attendees saying about this course?

“This is such a unique songwriting technique. I’m really surprised that no one else have ever taught this method. This workshop will definitely take my writing to the next level. Absolutely amazing.”

“Caring, insightful and useful songwriting tools & tips.”

“This workshop was great fun. Nancy and Laura do a great job of presenting the material and making the workshop interactive.”

“This is an innovative, accessible approach to writing that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Brilliant. Brava to the authors.”

Register today.

SongCRAFT Songwriting Winter Workshop

Join Nancy Beaudette and Laura Zucker for one hour each week for five consecutive weeks ONLINE on ZOOM.

Wednesday
January 13, 20 & 27, and February 3 & 10
8:00pm to 9:00 – ET

    • Nurture your creative process
    • Learn to find ideas from personal experiences
    • Write fabulous and meaningful songs
    • Find out why having a special creative room is important
    • Recognize and avoid common mistakes
    • How to find an audience to perform your song to
    • Leave the critic behind and write your best work

Open to writers of all levels of ability. Register today.

Jan Blaising – Video Release

We are pleased to share the release of MPR Artist, Jan Blaising‘s, lyric video release for the song, “It Wasn’t a Silent Night After All.”  

Jan says, “The idea of the song is that when God chose to enter the world and become human, God didn’t choose perfect circumstances – so the song tries to capture the difficulty and the hardship of that holy night – because if God didn’t choose perfect circumstances when God came to earth, then that means God can enter into our imperfect circumstances too.”

Together with co-writer, Nancy Beaudette, the two crafted the idea into a song that retells the Christmas Story from a different vantage point. We hope you enjoy this fresh take on well known theme.

 

Jan Blaising Single Release

MPR Artist & Songwriter, Jan Blaising, joined MPR’s roster this year with her recording, “Faith, Hope, and Love”. The collection takes the listener on a journey of life – reflecting on experiences everyone has in common – faith, even when it’s easier to doubt, hope, even if it seems bleak, and love, unyielding, precious, and redeeming. 

Jan, along with Nancy Beaudette, have been writing together for the past few years even though they live miles apart. “It’s amazing how easy it is to work together on facetime or skype”, say Nancy, “and after a couple of sessions it feels like we’re in the same room!” 

At the recommendation of Connie Mims, a long time collaborator of Nancy’s, Rosewood Studio in Tyler, Texas became home for a few days as this team of creative women came together to produce, “Faith, Hope, and Love”. 

MPR’s is excited to announce the release of, “It Wasn’t a Silent Night After All” just in time for Christmas. It has been released to radio internationally and you can stream it live on Jan Blaising’s Website now.

The six song EP will be released early in 2021. 

 

Nur Felix New CD – North American Release

Moonlit Pond Records is thrilled to announce the North American release of “We Are All We Need” – a full length CD by South African artist and songwriter, Nur Felix. These twelve songs ring true to the courageous spirit of Nur. They speak of love and social justice with a backdrop of life in South Africa.

Music is a powerful tool. With so much sadness in the world, I believe it is my calling to spread love and happiness with my music“, says the musician from Cape Town. Nur’s music is featured in the documentary ‘Cape Of Lost Lullaby’s and his song ‘Africa I Love You’ is the theme of a Dutch radio channel.

“We Are All We Need” has been in the works for sometime now, creating and recording material as resources became available. Here at Moonlit Pond Records, we are so pleased with the songs and quality of this CD. Join Nur as he takes you on a poetic, soul-filled, musical journey.

The CD will be available for purchase at Moonlit Pond Records soon.

Jacelyn “Dovetailing” CD Release

 

JACELYN is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur best known for her sultry jazz vocals and music that is a melange of the classic and elemental sounds of jazz, blue-eyed soul, and pop, which offers a dynamic and refreshing contemporary twist. Moonlit Pond Records staff writer, Nancy Beaudette, co-penned “Someday” along with Connie Mims, Sherry Kuybus and Jacelyn after meeting in Nashville.  It is an an emotional song questioning whether a new love will last:“Sorry that we never found the words to make it better, It’s plain to see that baby you’re not the one, Someday ain’t gonna come” . 

 A versatile artist and actor, JACELYN has spent the last decade taking chances which has led her to successes one after another. Her Kickstarter campaign for Dovetailing reached $60, 000 ($30, 000 in just 16 hours) and became #1 in the world out of close to 60, 000 music campaigns. It was also featured in the top 10 Jazz campaigns ever to exist on the crowdfunding site alongside Quincy Jones and Paula Cole. JACELYN was able to bring together some amazing musical minds to support the creation of Dovetailing. She partnered with internationally recognized and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Amina Figarova to co-produce the album and worked with two-time Grammy-award winning audio engineer Max Ross from Systems Two in New York City. Dovetailing is out now and charting on radio across North America. 

Visit Jacelyn’s website to purchase the CD.
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Reeds on the River – Video Release

A couple of years ago three of the four Kelly Girls vacationed in Ireland. They rented a Narrowboat from Barrowline Cruisers. Their experience floating along the canals inspired this song (along with some time spent in the pubs!) We hope you like the award-winning song, “Reeds On The River” – Written by Nancy Beaudette.

Reeds on the River – The Kelly Girls

A couple of years ago three of the four Kelly Girls vacationed in Ireland. We rented a Narrowboat from Barrowline Cruisers. Our experience floating along the canals inspired this song (along with some time spent in the pubs!) We hope you like our award-winning song, "Reeds On The River" – Written by Nancy Beaudette @Nancy Beaudette Music & Creative Coach.

Posted by The Kelly Girls on Monday, July 20, 2020

The Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation Announces The 2020 Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition Finalists

The Finalist Concert for the GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING COMPETITION FOR EMERGING SONGWRITERS will be held during the 49th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival Oct. 8 – 18, 2020. Out of a more than 700 entries, 24 songwriters have been selected as Finalists. The 24 Finalists will perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists Concerts on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9th & 10th. During the evening Kennedy Theater show, Oct. 10th, the 6 New Folk Winners will be announced. The following day, Sunday Oct. 11th, the 6 New Folk Award Winners will each play 20-minute sets of original material during the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners Concert. All New Folk concerts will be staged at the Threadgill Theater from 1-4 PM in the Quiet Valley Ranch campgrounds, 9 miles south of the city of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16. All 24 New Folk Finalists will receive prizes, the 6 New Folk Award Winners will receive additional prizes including $650 in prize money! 

Nancy Beaudette, along with contemporaries Susan CattaneoLouise Mosrie CoombeClint Alphin, are all finalists. For the complete list, click here.