Act of Love
The key positive of my album is that I include all of the words to the songs with the album packet. I also play all of the instruments and do all the vocals, except for the first song, the album title song, 'Act Of Love. ' It was recorded by a great country band at Hilltop records, in California. A great country tear jerker! The first song was written aboard a USCG cutter in the North Atlantic in 1952. The last song was written and recorded in Branson, MO., in 1999. After many years of expense and time I have finally got them distributed, after being just admitted into ASCP as a writer and pubisher. I am a retired Korean era vet, with a long life in public and private security, and live by the grace of the prince of peace. I started playing country music when I was 17 years old on a live TV show in Omaha, NE, called Country Store. The show ran for a year and was a great experience,when TV was all live. I was excused from school to perform. We lived in Branson, MO, for about nine years, where I wrote and recorded about 30 songs, copyrighted them,and distributed them on cassettes. I play lead guitar, rhythym guitar, and key a four track digital piano with base, drums, banjo, and other generated music sounds. I also do all the vocals and harmonize on some of the songs. The capo on the end of my guitar plays the accompaniment, and I play keyboard also for turn-arounds. A super fast computer now has me marketing my songs in whatever way possible now, and hope that someday I will hear someone say,' I like that song, who owns the copyright so that we can record it? You'll like this music if you like classic country. I learned my open string playing from a gospel singer that lived in the tenemant where I grew up, and could really sing Arkansas gospel with clever guitar runs. I can't read a lick of music and all is a god given talent. At 72 yrs. Old, I am hoping to realize some income from my music. I normally play live with about 10k worth of high tech equipment, that weighs about 2000 lbs, but am getting to old to set it up and be my own sound engineer. I also don't have a van and my car won't hold all of the equipment. Most of my live playing now is at area nursing homes, pro-bono. The style that I play in, i. e., using a capo to key my digital keyboard for other tracks, is uniqueto me. I know of no other musician thatdoes this, as they usually use a midi, with organ pedals. Give this music a try, and perhaps you will adopt the same style of sounding like a one man band. Sincerly, Lawrence-Larry J. Jones.