Songs from the Attic
JaNae Kotter is a singer/songwriter from Lehi, Utah who believes that her life is a musical and that she has a starring role. Songs from the Attic is her debut CD with recordings of songs written over the past few years sharing bits and pieces of her life. JaNae's voice has been described as 'transcendent' by Michael Deeds from the Idaho Statesman. With fans across Idaho and Utah, her songs from the attic are treasures just beginning to be uncovered. Discover the harmonies for yourself. ======================================================= On a personal note, I would like to take a moment to tell the story behind the song 'Ghosts of History' it's a song written for my Father about the very first time I was able to visit the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC with him. My dad didn't talk about his experiences in Vietnam much as I was growing up. As we walked past the growing rows of white lettered names on the wall I could feel the solemn and respectful air of those other tourists walking by, but I didn't really understand that every name has so many stories and memories locked in that wall with them, until my Dad took a dollar bill out of his pocket and set it at the base of one of the panels. He pointed at a name on the wall and said, 'he charged $2.00 for a haircut, I only had a dollar on me so I told him I would pay him later.' This moment stuck with me. There is so much meaning behind everything left at the wall. It wasn't just a dollar that fell out of someone's pocket, it is a debt owed. A few years after this experience I wrote the song 'Ghosts of History' for my Father for his birthday present. Finally I was able to have my brother William record the song as it was written, from my father's perspective and with his son to sing it for him. I hope you take a moment to listen and remember and contemplate the many stories and memories left at the wall every day. Dad, I will not forget. JaNae.