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Indiana Rain Available on Itunes and Amazon

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My new single Indiana Rain is available now on…

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Added by Sandy Kastel on August 23, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

My Mom and Tammy Wynette

When I was a little girl my mom played Tammy Wynette records on our phonograph player and we sang along. Stand by Your Man and D-I-V-O-R-C-E were the two songs I remember the most. I would belt out the lyrics when I sang, just like Tammy.

She was a huge influence on me growing up, the way she sang she represented a strong woman, who set an example for women everywhere, both by 'standing by her man' to 'standing up for herself' when the times got rough.



I'll always remember her… Continue

Added by Sandy Kastel on April 7, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

"It's All About The Music"

"It's all about the music," I told him as we sat in the Starbucks in Franklin, TN. "This time I want to record 'my' songs. Don't get me wrong. I love singing the standards I grew up listening to." I paused to take a sip of my chai tea. The room was filled with people in meetings, on their computers, making deals and writing songs or screenplays. Behind the counter the employees were taking orders, making coffee and dishing out delectable sugary confections, hustling to keep the line moving.… Continue

Added by Sandy Kastel on March 31, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Recording in Nashville with Pat Coil

I just spent a few days in Nashville with Pat Coil, Craig Nelson, Pat Bergeson & Bob Mater recording songs for my upcoming cd at Thirteen Degrees Sudio. It was a blast!

Added by Sandy Kastel on April 22, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

SPOTLIGHTED ARTISTS AND BUSINESSES:

DID IT ANYWAY
JAMIE YOUNKIN

PEOPLE
KATHERINE 'KOOL KAT' FARNHAM
A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
PHILIPPE PETIT TRIO
REMEMBERING FRED ASTAIRE
WENDY LEE TAYLOR QUARTET
HEAVEN
PETE MALINVERNI TRIO
SYNCHRONICITY
COLIN WHITBY

KEN GREVES "VINTAGE & RARE: THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN VOLUME TWO 

dEE BROWN
REMEMBERING YOU

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

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