A review of the Joe Bean CD by Erin
"Mark, this piece is truly inspiring...it's
more than that even, it's life-changing...it has so much power
and depth and life. Not many pieces of music have hit me in
my heart lately, like this. I enjoyed EVERY piece... it forced
me to listen with my BODY and not my MIND and I love music
like that. It's music for the soul!
Joe Bean, to me, is representative
of so many people's lives: their struggles, joys, pains, and
the music is a way to free yourself from the burdens of life!
We are all in this world aren't we? Some of us are floating,
some are climbing, others are falling, but the common theme
is 'we are all in this world together.'
I like is your use of words and ideas.
You don't force things in people. You have found a way to
bring different cultures, religions, social classes together
in this piece of music. I respect that a lot!
Mark, it's so many people in this world
who have lost so much, who are searching for peace, searching
for some kind of answer and relief, and to me, the answer
is INSIDE! Joe Bean is not even defined as a musical to me,
it's richer than that title or box. It's a life lesson to
me. It's an experience that allows me to feel.
Plus..the Music was FRESH!/soulful/alive.
The writing is beautiful.
This PIECE HAS TO BE GIVEN TO THE WORLD!
WE NEED THIS PIECE SO WE CAN ALL FEEL AGAIN!
You have so much faith and hope and
you can feel. I appreciate that!
Peace and Power, Erin Washington.