Tuesday, 23 August 2011

'Smiling faces': Jan Johansson and friends

Fiddler Jan Johansson, born in Sweden and resident in the USA since 1989, reports:

There’s a new, recently released CD that includes an amazing list of truly legendary performers. The album has been in production for over four years as a project for the benefit of my favorite charity, Amazing Grace Adoptions. Over the years my wife and I have adopted four kids from Russia and half of the proceeds from the CD sales will go to their orphanage in Saratov, Russia!

It has taken so long to finish this project it seems to have become more of a quest than a project! Plus, as some of you might already know, I’ve had a heart trouble recently which has been expertly corrected by the great folks at the University of North Carolina Hospitals with a heart transplant :-)! The good news is that all is good again and the project has finally been finished.

On this CD you will find the late great Charlie Waller and outstanding bluegrass performers Bobby Hicks, David Grisman, Dale Ann Bradley, Russell Moore, Amanda and Kenny Smith, Mike Compton, Larry Sparks, Steve Dilling, Daren Vincent, Laurie Lewis, Julie Elkins, Rick Pardue, Honi Deaton, Wayne Benson, Butch Robbins and... The list just goes on and on. This album is a real masterpiece of talented performers who all donated their much appreciated time to support me and my cause.

The CD is easily available from iTunes and Amazon (as .mp3 files). If you’d like a 'real' CD complete with jewel case and liner notes (very worthwhile!), you can order via PayPal using the PayPal registered e-mail address for $15 including shipping. For international shipping please add $5.

Please check in with iTunes or Amazon and sample some of the tunes on this album. I know you’ll be pleased with what you’ll hear and want to order the entire album. Plus you’ll be supporting a really good cause.

Thanks for taking the time to read through this and thanks for your support.

Yours truly,

Jan Johansson