Never, in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I would record an album, but the Universe had different plans. And for that, I am grateful!
Recording “Move Ahead” was a grueling experience for me. It pushed every button — self-doubt, fear, financial strain, old wounds from criticisms and jokes about my music. But I pushed through, and the hard work paid off.
I am very pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have asked for a better start to my music career. I couldn’t believe how Ryan (my producer) brought my songs to life. I had no idea my music could sound like “that”. I literally cried the first time I heard his ideas and heard my songs fleshed out with orchestration. He really made them shine, and for that, I am ever grateful!
So, thank you, Ryan, and all of the other folks who participated on this album as well. You helped me to create something really special.
Track 1: Recording and production by Steve Ryan at BoxSpring Productions
Tracks 2-11: Recording and production by Ryan Almario, FlipFunk Studios.
Keys: Ryan Almario,
Guitars: Michael Wilhelm, Scott Shackelford,
Bass: Fuji Fujimoto,
Percussion: Pete Marino,
Violin: Wes McElmoyle,
Background Vocals: Tom Ballinger, Carl Christie, Karen Kennedy
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