The original music created to score the audio production of The Teaching of Little Crow was so extraordinary that we had to offer it as a stand-alone item! This fabulous production includes the combined amazing talents of composers, musicians, singers, and lyricists, who are known and respected independent of this particular work. Let us introduce you to a few of them:
STEVE LEMMON (ASCAP): Steve was primarily responsible for the scoring of The Teaching of Little Crow. He not only applies his talent to the audio book industry, but also has scored numerous movies, commercials, and videos. Definitely, we consider Steve a master composer, lyricist and musician, and quite frankly, count ourselves fortunate to have co-created with him. He is the owner of Spiral Studios and has applied his massive talent from the original concept to the final editing of this work, acting not only as a co-producer, composer, musician, singer, but also as the recording engineer! Steve is an independent musician, but also appears with the SAM PAYNE PROJECT and as backup for many other famous artists.
RYAN TILBY: Ryan spent one solid year, day in and day out, recording, editing and engineering Little Crow. His fine tuned ear and impeccable vision and timing is hugely responsible for the success of this project. An amazing musician, composer, and lyricist! His contribution to this production, as with Steve Lemmon, is invaluable! Additionally, Ryan, and his partner, Drew Williams, are well-known bluegrass artists with a number of popular CD’s under their belts, (available on cdbaby.com). He is a master guitarist, banjo and mandolin player, and vocalist, performing as back up for the SAM PAYNE PROJECT, PETER BREINHOLT, RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBER BAND. We recommend you google this young artist and follow his career --- for it is skyrocketing! (www.ryantilby.com)
DREW WILLIAMS: The majority of the fiddle pieces you hear in the soundtrack are played by this talented young bluegrass artist. Partnering with Ryan Tilby, these two artists are making a large dent in their specialized niche and we were so fortunate to have them both perform for Little Crow. (www.projectdrew.net)
SAM PAYNE: Sam brought his unique vocal style to several of our selections, and we so loved one of his original tunes that he graciously allowed us to include it in Little Crow. Sam is a Utah icon, a poet, musician, composer, vocalist and lyricist. We were thrilled when he agreed to play a small part in our production. With multiple CD’s to his credit, we hope you will explore some of his extraordinary work! (www.sampayne.com)
BRITTANY TILBY: We knew the song “Sacred” required a special violin touch, and though we tried it with a celtic fiddle feel, it just didn’t quite meet our needs. Brittany Tilby, (wife of Ryan Tilby) is a fabulous violinist in the classical tradition and when Ryan suggested we have her come into the studio and apply her art to this song, we were hesitant…. BOY did she blow us out of the water! Her art was exactly, precisely what this piece needed… and we think this song is one of the highlights of this production! We think you’ll agree.
J. MICHAEL BAILEY: We had included a beautiful instrumental piece written by Ryan Tilby within some of our Native American scenes. When it came time to create the soundtrack, Ryan suggested we hear the lyrics and performance of Michael Bailey….lyrics that aligned with the major theme of Little Crow --- the transformation of the soul. We were overwhelmed, not only by the lyrics, but by Michael’s performance and immediately made contact to see if we could include Let Me Fly in the soundtrack. An amazing talent, we highly recommend you check out his cd, From The Surface Beneath. (firstname.lastname@example.org)