Songs of My Journey
The long awaited and highly anticipated CD release of Arleen Crawford's "Songs of My Journey" is sure to take you on a journey that sooths the spirit and soul and rejuvenates the body. It makes you want to dance, shout, get your Gospel groove on or simply reflect on how awesome God truly is. This project is 'Singsational'! Arleen's vocal range and versatility is phenomenal. It combines her formal vocal training with her anointing from God. She is a singer's singer and a prolific songwriter. One listen and you will agree, this project is sure to get and keep your attention. The songs are addictive, the message is powerful, and the common thread is the anointing of God which ministers to every aspect of the journey of life. This debut project is a compilation of Arleen's original compositions inspired by the Holy Spirit to synergistically minister to the inner places between soul and spirit. The lyrics are not just simply words that rhyme or sound good together but are purposed to depict God's faithfulness, the "Good News" of Jesus Christ, and the story of her personal journey. The music combines multicultural musical influences with the Word of God that speaks to various cultures and demographical genres. The young and young at heart, people from every walk of life will find this project a source of comfort, encouragement and inspiration for their personal journey. Find out for yourself - Take the Journey. About the Artist Arleen Crawford is a native of Georgia who now resides in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Arleen is multi-talented and multi-faceted. In addition to her music ministry, she is an ordained itinerate preacher (of the AME Church. Another facet of "The Gift". She is a highly sought after plenary speaker, conference facilitator and psalmist. Her undergraduate degree in music postured her to develop an expertise that focuses on vocal techniques and methodologies for choirs, speakers, and soloist to equip them to praise God skillfully. As evidenced in praise and worship style of many songs on her debut project, Rev. Crawford also presents workshops that focus on the call to ministry and the biblical perspective of Worship and Praise. Her vocal influences reflect multiple musical genres including classical, Gospel, Jazz and R&B. While there are thousands of vocalist that she has the utmost respect and admiration for the artist that have influenced her style the most include: Leontyne Price, Jesseye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Stephanie Mills, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Ferrell, Karen Clark-Sheard, Lalah Hathaway, the late Donnie Hathaway, the late Sam Cook, the late Rev. Donald Vails and the late Luther Vandross. We pray that project blesses your journey.