Any Doorway Will Do
Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon blend a real-life viewpoint with soulful harmonies and fiery guitar work, for a contemporary acoustic sound that gets up and walks. The duo's latest TrueWind Music release, Any Doorway Will Do, is a collection of songs about life, love and the pursuit of something real. The listener joins these two songwriters on a journey through doorways of words and music as they chronicle lives filled with joy, marked with sorrow and illuminated by hope. Clearly, there is a wealth of life experience in their words and melodies that can be felt as much as heard. "a luminous collection of songs that shine with a soulful spirit." - Music Connection Magazine \'Skillful, crystalline guitar, superb songwriting and soulful, harmonious vocals characterize this acoustic masterpiece.\' - David Stafford, host of the Friday Folk Off Program on KKUP The album title comes from Roll with the Punches, the couple's anthem for living life one day at a time: \'... and if it\'s raining, any doorway will do... You\'ve got to roll with the punches You\'ve got to keep your eye on a star You\'ve got to dream like there\'s no tomorrow You\'ve got to be just who you are ..." Eight of the 12 tracks on Any Doorway Will Do were co-written by the couple with the remaining four penned individually, providing further insights into each writer. Their individual styles are a unique complement to each other both vocally and from a songwriting perspective. Greg maps a quest for knowledge and humility on "Revelation Isle," with the lines, "I know I am unworthy / a pauper at your door." In "Now is What We are," Bev presents a case for staying present, with the sage advice "just take the gifts that have been left here at your feet / and look with love on every stranger that you meet / 'cause now is what we are." Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon are troubadours on a new frontier, baby boomers who grew up on great music and now create it to share with a growing audience of similar souls; the generation with a wealth of life experience whose search continues. Acoustic, contemporary, meaningful and uplifting - and with as many questions as answers - Any Doorway Will Do offers shelter and solace to seekers and skeptics alike.